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Re: HYB: how many should I plant?
  • Subject: Re: HYB: how many should I plant?
  • From: AIS Janet Smith <gbyp456@gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2011 16:38:28 -0700


A thought or two:
1. Hand some seeds to good friends to grow for you (10 each)
2. Plant 10 to 20 seeds and see if they are what you are looking for - freeze the rest
3. Mail 10 seeds to folks in other areas (you know will keep good records for you) see
what they get.
Janet Smith
On Sun, Jul 10, 2011 at 10:54 AM, Linda Mann <lmann@lock-net.com> wrote:

244 seeds from a cross of these two, 5 pods -

pink is IMM X CELEBRATION SONG, short TB or tall BB, makes a nice clump,
foliage susceptible to summer crud, decent bud count & branching

cream with yellow partial bib is TEA LEAVES X CHAMPAGNE ELEGANCE,
healthy, TB, med bud count, needs branching

Both put up a lot of stalks.

If odds are 1/36 of getting back to 'summer' (hot weather) rebloom
(i.e., from TEA LEAVES & IMM), should I plant all 244 seeds, grow them
for three or four years to give them all a chance to rebloom?

That's a <lot> of real estate. Or should I just plant 100 seeds, expect
36 to survive to bloom size, & hope for one rebloomer, pretend it's an
improvement over TL & IMM?

Or just file them in the freezer for a really bad pod year and hope for
a sucessful cross next year with better odds from 'better' parents? (In
this particular case, better would be prettier, not stronger, & I prefer
lots of stalks to super high bud count and busy branching in the garden).

I'd appreciate any thoughts on this. I have way too many seeds this
year to plant them all.

Thanks in advance.

Linda Mann east TN USA zone 7

Janet Smith
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