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Re: Seedlings and the bad weather years.
  • Subject: Re: Seedlings and the bad weather years.
  • From: AIS Janet Smith <gbyp456@gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 5 May 2011 19:34:15 -0700


Hello Griff,
Oh, Oh, completely forgot - but of course - it will take longer because you have to build up enough to sell.  DUH!  Giggle.  It think it was Rick Tasco or may be George Sutton that said they wait until they have 50 plants before introducting.

On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 1:27 PM, J. Griffin Crump <jgcrump@cox.net> wrote:

From first bloom until introduction, my intros have averaged 8 years, but that’s skewed by a few that were held extra-long.  (Shortest time, 5 years; longest, 11.) I’d say the average is 7 years.  The two main factors determining the length of time are 1) evaluation of maturing plant over time, and 2) build-up of stock.  --  Griff
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2011 9:48 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] Seedlings and the bad weather years.

A question to you who hybridize.  As we have been stating and reading about the difficult  weather and bloom throughout this country it has occurred to me to ask.  When a new seedling opens in a weather year like this one, does one add another couple of years before deciding to introduce it just to make sure it is consistant?
I know in Central California my friends are saying their blooms are very strange.  Lots of leaf spot, bent staulks, deformed flowers, too short for talls, too small for medians etc.  Didn't bloom at all and some, the color of the flower even looks different.
Janet Smith
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