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by donald_vancouver
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?
Replies: 29
Views: 446

Re: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?

To that list of very cooperative seed parents I would add Bonica. Tremendous hip production, and 80% germination for me. Some interesting very-double babies if you're willing to weed through them all.
by donald_vancouver
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?
Replies: 29
Views: 446

Re: What is the easiest and hardest steps in rose breeding?

I find that making baby roses- the mechanics of pollination and germinating and growing- is not terribly difficult. Culling is a challenge, for sure. For me, though, the hard part of rose breeding is getting results: actually ending up with disease-resistant, cold-hardy, beautiful, original roses. C...
by donald_vancouver
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Letting the bees do the work
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Letting the bees do the work

Hello This past season, I was so busy with work that I decided not to do pollinations, and left it up to the insects. Now I have a lot of open pollinated hips and am wondering, in general, what percentage I might expect to be crosses vs selfies? Is there any rule of thumb? I suppose it depends on th...
by donald_vancouver
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Wasagaming and Snow Pavement as seed parents
Replies: 13
Views: 930

Re: Wasagaming and Snow Pavement as seed parents

HI- re Wasag x Campfire- Ended up with maybe 18 seedlings, all scrawny and mildewy, none reblooming. Culled them all. May try again next year. Did get one juv. blooming seedling of Easy Going x Wasagaming but am not entirely convinced that Wasag is the daddy. Flower says maybe, leaves say not so muc...
by donald_vancouver
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Any luck with Wasagaming?
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: Any luck with Wasagaming?

This year I got about 18 seedlings from Wasagaming x Campfire- none had juvenile bloom and all were scrawny and mildewy. Pitched them. I have one seedling of Easy Going x Wasagaming that looks ok.
by donald_vancouver
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: How to know how many plants I need for breeding?
Replies: 13
Views: 502

Re: How to know how many plants I need for breeding?

For me, the only class of rose that is consistently stingy with blooms are the hybrid teas. Shrubs, floribundas, pretty much everybody else gives me more blooms than I can use. You will find that year 1 for any rose is slower- if you're in a hurry, I would pay extra for larger plants. If I could sta...
by donald_vancouver
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Show and Tell?
Replies: 25
Views: 1851

Re: Show and Tell?

A few highlights for me: 1. Wasagaming was a bust as a seed parent: all offspring without juvenile bloom, sick and weakly. I do have two seedlings with W. as a pollen parent though I'm still not 100% sure W. is the daddy. Time will tell. 2. Tatton is a spectacular rose but its babies are also lame. ...
by donald_vancouver
Fri May 17, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Juvenile bloom in cold Hardy varieties
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Juvenile bloom in cold Hardy varieties

I am finding that many of the reblooming Canadian varieties, even when crossed with other rebloomers, don't have juvenile bloom in their offspring. I agree it's a good sign that you have an F1 of Therese that has juvenile bloom. I too am culling based on first-year bloom. If they don't have it, out ...
by donald_vancouver
Fri May 03, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Wasagaming and Snow Pavement as seed parents
Replies: 13
Views: 930

Re: Wasagaming and Snow Pavement as seed parents

This year I'm getting about 30% germination on Wasagaming x Campfire. I agree it's a fickle seed parent.
by donald_vancouver
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Suitability question
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: Suitability question

Hi-
If your Fellowship is Harkness' HARwelcome, it has produced some very good offspring. Do you have access to helpmefind.com? You can check the descendants of most roses.
by donald_vancouver
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Wild Edric
Replies: 33
Views: 10567

Re: Wild Edric

I got a number of big hips off Wasagaming x Campfire this year, but nothing is germinating yet. Some years Wasagaming produces zero hips, other years it's quite willing.
by donald_vancouver
Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Winter 2013 Newsletter
Replies: 13
Views: 3283

Re: Winter 2013 Newsletter

OK received it this morning. Looks great!
by donald_vancouver
Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Winter 2013 Newsletter
Replies: 13
Views: 3283

Re: Winter 2013 Newsletter

Hi- I haven't received anything by email. Checked spam folders etc.

don
by donald_vancouver
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Grow Lights: How long ....
Replies: 8
Views: 1449

Re: Grow Lights: How long ....

How close are your lights to the plants? The closer the light source, the greater the light, the sturdier the seedlings. With old-style fluorescents you can get very close (inches) without burning the plants. Other kinds of lights may be much hotter. Also, I read of an experiment using fans on tomat...
by donald_vancouver
Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Thick petals and fragrance
Replies: 20
Views: 5031

Re: Thick petals and fragrance

Here in Vancouver, the public rose garden in Stanley Park seems to experiment a lot with the newer no-spray varieties. I suspect they consult with Brad Jalbert as their choices tend to align with his recommendations. At any rate, we have serious blackspot issues here, and it's interesting to see whi...