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by chuckp
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Percy Wright's roses
Replies: 24
Views: 2095

Re: Percy Wright's roses

I have found over the years of using Hazeldean to create yellow non-fading yellow roses. Hazeldean does not pass on its yellow colour to its offspring readily. Hazeldean seedling have healthy foliage, but many of the seedlings also produce deformed vegetative buds that do not open in cool, cloudy we...
by chuckp
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Percy Wright's roses
Replies: 24
Views: 2095

Re: Percy Wright's roses

Hi Warren, I've been working with Hazeldean for about 15 years. Progress is very slow with just one hundred days from last frost in sping to the first frost in fall. Like some of the rose breeders in this cold climate, I went back and read not just about Percy Wright roses, but some of the other Mid...
by chuckp
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Heart's Design
Replies: 14
Views: 1193

Re: Heart's Design

Lack of winter hardiness is one of the biggest problem I've face in my quest. Since I'm trying to achieve a rose with a prominent white centre, I thought a starting point with a rose without many petals would be a good idea. Roses like, Gizmo, Hoot Owl, Space Odyssey. Joe, your pics. demonstrate the...
by chuckp
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Heart's Design
Replies: 14
Views: 1193

Re: Heart's Design

Thanks everyone for your input.
I've been working on this for almost 20 years with some progress, but in all of my seedlings
the outer edge was not vibrant enough, more like a deep pink or bled into the white centre.
Maybe these goals are unattainable.
Chuckp
by chuckp
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Heart's Design
Replies: 14
Views: 1193

Heart's Design

Trying to develop some roses with deep red outer petals with clear white centres.
This seedling has Betty Boop as a parent.
Any suggestions?
Chuckp
by chuckp
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: EGS1 - growing & breeding experience
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: EGS1 - growing & breeding experience

I'm still hoping to acquire EGS1 and use it with some of my own seedlings. Does EGS1 set hips, and if so, does it have
good fertility when employed both ways?
Chuckp
by chuckp
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: SEED HARVESTING FOR 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 4701

Re: SEED HARVESTING FOR 2017

Looking good warren.
How many seeds are you expecting to harvest the year.
Do you extract the seeds by hand one hip at a time or do you use another method like the blender?
Do you divide and hold back a portion of each cross against a disaster?
Chuckp
by chuckp
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rugosa Offspring and Variations
Replies: 35
Views: 2751

Re: Rugosa Offspring and Variations

Very nice Warren,
You seem to have the optimal climate for coaxing the most out of your roses.
Manitoba's overnight wind-chill temperature dipped to -44 deg. Celsius.
Not a place for the faint hearted. Best of the New Year to all.
Chuckp
by chuckp
Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rugosa roses disease resistance
Replies: 31
Views: 2700

Re: Rugosa roses disease resistance

Hi Warren,
Has the Fru Dagmar Hastrup (T) Type 1 x R. tunquinensis that was in bud bloom yet? Can you show us the photos?
Thanks you, chuckp.
by chuckp
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 2017 germinations
Replies: 81
Views: 7820

Re: 2017 germinations

Hi Warren, my hat off to you, you are making a star of a litte unknown rose from the Canadian Praries.Bravo.
by chuckp
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: optimization of hip maturing
Replies: 22
Views: 1369

Re: optimization of hip maturing

I came across this thread and have a question. Most backyard rose breeders like myself do not have a dedicated refrigerator for the 3 month cold stratification. Ripening fruits and vegetables give off ethylene. What effects(negative or positive) does putting rose seeds in a home refrigerator with fr...
by chuckp
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Yellow roses
Replies: 46
Views: 8210

Re: Yellow roses

Is it just me? Or have others noticed a marked decrease in offspring of roses yellow roses marketed by Kordes? A cursory search of HMF. Starting around 1995 with the release of Golden Gate. After quite sometime on the market. They are fewer roses released with these roses registered as their parents...
by chuckp
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rainwater Harvesting
Replies: 11
Views: 832

Re: Rainwater Harvesting

I have a 1200 gallon tank I want to use but it is clear plastic. I'm going to paint it and build a shed around it to keep out light. Donald, what ratio of chlorine bleach can you safely put in the holding tank? I need this system to manage itself. My fear is that the drip lines would become plugged ...
by chuckp
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rainwater Harvesting
Replies: 11
Views: 832

Re: Rainwater Harvesting

I've noticed a change in the weather there on the prairies. The winters are milder and less snow. The summers are dryer, with less predictable longer dry periods and huge down pours of rain over short periods. Last summer it became a question as to water the baby roses, or the vegetables. I'm lookin...
by chuckp
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rugosa Offspring and Variations
Replies: 35
Views: 2751

Re: Rugosa Offspring and Variations

Warren, Those are some very healthy looking seedlings. My Therese Bugnet sets seeds very inconsistently from year to year.
I like your idea of bringing expand the range of Tea roses.
Chuckp
by chuckp
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rainwater Harvesting
Replies: 11
Views: 832

Rainwater Harvesting

Hi warren, Austrailians lead the world in rainwater Harvesting and storage. They is a lot on the Internet on the subject. Can you please give us some pointers from your perspective as to what works, and what doesn't?
Thank you.
Chuckp
by chuckp
Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rugosa roses disease resistance
Replies: 31
Views: 2700

Re: Rugosa roses disease resistance

This is so cool to have so many input on this issue. As you can see from my Martin Frobisher seedling how chlorotic looks. I suspect that a disease like chlorosis can inhibit seed set and make the plant more susceptible to winter kill. Warren, I took your advice and secured some some large wheat str...
by chuckp
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rugosa roses disease resistance
Replies: 31
Views: 2700

Re: Rugosa roses disease resistance

Does anyone have experience using Muriatic acid as an agent to lower the pH of irrigation water
for watering roses? Especially Rugosa roses? What could be the benefits and pitfalls?
Chuckp
by chuckp
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rugosa roses disease resistance
Replies: 31
Views: 2700

Re: Rugosa roses disease resistance

Hi Warren,
Those are some very healthy Rugosa seedlings. Do you keep them in pots? Doesn't this retard the maturity?
What is the pH of your soil?
Chuckp
by chuckp
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: A longitudinal look back at 'assisted germination'
Replies: 4
Views: 1003

Re: A longitudinal look back at 'assisted germination'

Watching lots of videos and reading articles on the art of embryo extraction. I've been successful in removing embryos
from large seeds like "Olympiad". But having difficulty working with small seeds like R. Arkansana.
Any suggestions?
Chuckp