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by chuckp
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Morden Series for health
Replies: 21
Views: 677

Re: Morden Series for health

Hi Rob, Instead of using Morden roses, how about trying one of the Explorer roses? I find they are more disease resistant than the Mordens. I still sometimes use Morden Blush if I acquire some species rose pollen. MB is very fertile and the seeds germinate easily. The best all-around Explorer rose f...
by chuckp
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Commander Gillette' X "3/4 Native"
Replies: 19
Views: 1289

Re: 'Commander Gillette' X "3/4 Native"

Hi Joe,
Have any of these crosses yield any thornless seedlings?
How long did you have to wait to get blooms on these hybrid seedlings?
chuckp
by chuckp
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: reblooming botanical roses
Replies: 16
Views: 1955

Re: reblooming botanical roses

Thanks for your kind words Andre. R. Acicularis was collected from the wild here in MB. I was surprised at the variations of the flower and hip shapes of this rose. I hope to return to this site and document some of there variations. Karl King suggested that there maybe double specimens in wild spec...
by chuckp
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: reblooming botanical roses
Replies: 16
Views: 1955

Re: reblooming botanical roses

Hi Andre, I've worked with Fedtschenkoana since 2006. I crossed it with Morden Blush and R. Acicularis.
Take a look at my thread " Taming the Wild Ones"
chuckp
by chuckp
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Diploid x Higherploid or Higherploid x Diploid
Replies: 34
Views: 3255

Re: Diploid x Higherploid or Higherploid x Diploid

I"ve always wonder about this too. I tend to use the cultivated rose as the seed parent. The seed set is often higher and germination more predictable. One thing I am having trouble with, is getting viable offspring from (wild sp. x Garden Rose) x Garden Rose. I wonder if environmental conditions, i...
by chuckp
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Percy Wright's roses
Replies: 24
Views: 2167

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: 2167

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: 1348

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: 1348

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: 1348

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: 825

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: 5095

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: 2936

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: 2800

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: 8059

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: 1402

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: 8763

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: 842

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: 842

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: 2936

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