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by chuckp
Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Open Pollinated seeds
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Open Pollinated seeds

What are the benefits collecting and growing open pollinated near species hybrid seeds?
chuckp
by chuckp
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Will hips ripen indoors?
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: Will hips ripen indoors?

Thanks Kim, I do from time to time get stems that sprout roots, but winter here on the Eastern Prairies is 5 months long. I just don't have room in the house to care for them. These rose stems are not treated for bugs or fungus before I bring them in. I want to make sure I'm not allowing the bugs li...
by chuckp
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Will hips ripen indoors?
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: Will hips ripen indoors?

I got this idea from fellow RHA member Doug Wild, and it works. I put damp builder's sand in a plant pot a bury the stems in the sand with the lower leaves removed as you would for cut stems in a vase of water. Place the pot in a clear plastic bag, and place in a bright well lit spot, away from dire...
by chuckp
Sun May 10, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: using vinegar to lower soil pH
Replies: 3
Views: 654

using vinegar to lower soil pH

Hi everyone,
I see on the net many references to using vinegar to acidify potting soil for blueberries.
Has anyone try this with roses, and what were the results?
chuckp
by chuckp
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: How common is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 1452

Re: How common is this?

Thanks for your comments Dane. It's hard to believe that almost 20 years have passed since I discovered this rose. I think its important for folks breeding roses for cold climates, not to be too quick to dispose of seedlings. Let mother nature point the way. Geo. Van OP-01 stands about 10 inches wit...
by chuckp
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: How common is this?
Replies: 8
Views: 1452

Re: How common is this?

Hi Rob,
Here are some seedlings from Geo.van-op-01 crosses. This seedling is fertile both ways.
Chuckp
by chuckp
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Standard Roses
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Standard Roses

Hi everyone,
One of the things I envy of rosarians that live in warmer climes is their ability to grow rose standards.
What would have to be done/created to standard material that can tolerate -35 to 40 deg. Celsius?
chuckp
by chuckp
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: So what's your magic number for days to harvest?
Replies: 23
Views: 3360

Re: So what's your magic number for days to harvest?

Hi everyone, thought this is too good to keep to myself. I've written quite a bit on storing seeds in the freezer. This is 13 years since I put 2006 seeds in the freezer. Took "Royal Edward x Love" seeds out and stratified them. Of 132 seeds, 35 seeds have germinated one month into the three month p...
by chuckp
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Newbie question
Replies: 12
Views: 1317

Re: Newbie question

Hi Moongoose 72

Welcome, you will find here some very knowledgeable, kind and helpful folks here.
You gave no reference as to what zone you live in and what are your breeding objects.
chuckp
by chuckp
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Non-fading suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 1070

Re: Non-fading suggestions

Hi David,
I don't see "Twinkling Lights" listed on HMF. Can you tell us more about this rose?
chuckp
by chuckp
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Itsy, bitsy, teeny, weeny
Replies: 10
Views: 898

Re: Itsy, bitsy, teeny, weeny

[attachment=0]Screenshot_20190819-221338_Gallery.jpg[/attachment]I used a few of my micro-minis in hybridizing.
chuckp
by chuckp
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Can any give suggestions on these roses for breeding?
Replies: 10
Views: 827

Re: Can any give suggestions on these roses for breeding?

Hi Josh, I looked at your list, many of of the roses you chose I've tired from time to time. In my zone 3 climate. Tender roses are essentially expensive annuals. I'm lucky to get them survive 3 winters. Maybe it's something I have to learn to master yet. George Vancouver would offer a lot of winter...
by chuckp
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: I'm new here, so I'd like to say hi!
Replies: 25
Views: 2516

Re: I'm new here, so I'd like to say hi!

Hi Josh, Greetings from Manitoba, in Canada. I am where you are 20 years ago. You didn't say anything about the geography of the area you are working in. What is the USDA climate zone? What kind of soil you are working with? What is the rainfall amounts, and in what season? and finally, do you plan ...
by chuckp
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Why some crosses fail
Replies: 11
Views: 1224

Re: Why some crosses fail

Hi Karl,
We know and understand the effect of temperature,and soil on the growth and reproductive life of plants.
What role does altitude and latitude play in their flourishing?
chuckp
by chuckp
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Why some crosses fail
Replies: 11
Views: 1224

Re: Why some crosses fail

Hi Karl, This quite an article. It is going to take me some time to digest it. Off hand, I can think of one rose that fits this bill. Therese Bugnet does not get very large in my garden. The blooms are sparse, and it seldom sets hips with applied pollen or set OP seeds. From what I have read on the ...
by chuckp
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: rugosa x glauca seedling
Replies: 9
Views: 1298

Re: rugosa x glauca seedling

HI guys,
Joe, this cross rugosa x glauca is the reverse of the cross "Carmenetta" made by Isabella Preston. I've put Carmenetta
pollen on Canadian shrub roses and got fertile F2 seedlings. Is your hybrid seedling fertile?
chuckp
by chuckp
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Potato breeding article
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: Potato breeding article

Doing some work on shallot breeding. Read Heney A. Jones "Onions and their Allies"
Can anyone point me to some recent research?
chuckp
by chuckp
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Chinook Sunrise' parentage
Replies: 22
Views: 1887

Re: 'Chinook Sunrise' parentage

Hi Paul, Thanks for pointing out my spelling mistake. You are correct, I meant "pressure" when I said "presser" dah None of the roses you mentioned repeat for me. Like you said some Spins do throw out a few blooms in the fall. To hold out for a yellow rose that repeats in zone 2 might not in the bes...
by chuckp
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: 'Chinook Sunrise' parentage
Replies: 22
Views: 1887

Re: 'Chinook Sunrise' parentage

[quote="Paul G. Olsen" Rob, Since I know that 'Bill Reid' (semi-double yellow) will kill out in a Zone 2 climate, I checked HMF and I see it's rated 3b. That is likely accurate. The first person to develop a semi-hardy, disease resistant, yellow rose having good repeat bloom for a Zone 2 climate is ...
by chuckp
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Effect of daylength, light intensity and temperature on growth and flowering in roses
Replies: 8
Views: 530

Re: Effect of daylength, light intensity and temperature on growth and flowering in roses

Hi Karl, Can you please explain in layman's terms how and why Warren Millington can get such great results using Canadian breed roses like Therese Bugnet,(as posted on FB). TB doesn't thrive, and hardly flowers or set hips for me here in the Manitoba. For a long time, I thought TB was sterile. Until...