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Re: old vs new

Hi Bob,
   Just responding to your post. If you use newer streakies for your
hybridizing program you can save time and I mean in years not months or
weeks. The newer streakies already have been bred to add substance, form and
leaf-shape that many people feel are desirable. Do you have Swoosh ? It is
older, notice how thin the leaves feel and the leaf-shape. It is a good
breeder, lots of streaked offspring however to produce a plant that people
would want to buy today; you would first want to thicken it up a bit and
improve its form. Those F1's would give you plants that are streaked and
have other qualities that most people want. However, these F1's may not set
good seed for you until they are 2 years old. Am I making sense ??? These
seedlings would then be bred to be a futher improved line.
    If you want me to tell you more just ask. You have been a good friend to
-----Original Message-----
From: bob <bobaxe@sbtek.net>
To: hosta-open <hosta-open@mallorn.com>
Date: Monday, July 19, 1999 6:50 PM
Subject: old vs new

>Good afternoon
> I asked this question on the nise hybridizers robin and I quess no one
>there knew the answer. What are the benefits of using the newer more
>expensive streaked breeders vs the older ones. Is it better form,
>substance, higher percent of streaked seedling, or something else. This
>is a question that would make a lot of difference to one just starting
>out hybridizing.
>       Bob Axmear 208 2nd St Ne  Waukon,Ia 52172-1308 319 568-4859
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