Re: AB 95-15-3
In a message dated 4/20/2004 7:51:36 PM Mountain Daylight Time, email@example.com writes:
I think I like the form of the sibling better. I don't think I like the
open standards as much but I assume the these are your preference
because they resemble their ancestors more. Am I correct in assuming
Some aril species have domed standards. Some closed and ruffled ones. Others erect, and still others wide open. So I work with a variety of forms.
Other factors being equal [such as strong midrib & good substance] the open standards take the wind the best. In this case, the seedling in the background had already been blown down. Think of it in terms of a lever arm -- cross-sectional area multiplied by distance above ground. Smaller flowers on shorter stalks, like the tetraploid 3/4-breds, can take more wind than larger flowers on taller stalks.
There's also the consideration of pattern. Prominent style arms are a desirable aril trait. Contrasting style arms or those with intricate patterns are better seen through somewhat open standards.
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