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by RBaxter
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Midas Touch as a parent
Replies: 3
Views: 835

Re: Midas Touch as a parent

Agree with pacificjade's observations. In my dabbles in spite of the huge hips I saw very low germination rates, but I was using diploid pollen if that mattered. I did manage to raise a few using Saffrano pollen, but gave the final keeper away due to not unexpected complete lack of fertility, but in...
by RBaxter
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Coutts #4
Replies: 11
Views: 1490

Re: Coutts #4

Rob, OSO Happy Smoothie was easy to cross with for me and a strong influencer of offspring - fun rose. I've got a handful of Jersey Beauty x ((r. Multifora x Blush Noisette) x (r. Multifora x Blush Noisette)) Pollen parent is a repeater and is fragrant. They all look to be fragrant sprawlers with sm...
by RBaxter
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Petite Knock Out Rose - AVOID
Replies: 31
Views: 3426

Re: Petite Knock Out Rose - AVOID

It's either GMO or just plain old bull shit. Utility patents are worthless, I want one!

RBx
by RBaxter
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rose Rosette Disease
Replies: 5
Views: 848

Rose Rosette Disease

I'm just an old hobbyist, but there are folks that read what we type that are legends.
I believe the genes required to beat Rose Rosette Disease are in the Native North American Roses.

RBx
by RBaxter
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rose Breeding Texas A and M
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Something else to ponder

Hypothesis: Some of our other North American species roses may also carry genes required to help fight off RRV: Consider if all of our native North American roses encountered a similar pathogen to RRV ages ago, and that Stellata, and Palusrtris, are the only ones that managed to hang on to the best ...
by RBaxter
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Root Intermingling for Synchronous Blooming
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Root Intermingling for Synchronous Blooming

A dear friend of mine that I hold in high esteem recently told me that that by planting cultivars of slightly differing blooming periods close enough (very close) together that their roots intermingle, I could achieve simultaneous blooming. We were not discussing roses and he’s not a student of plan...
by RBaxter
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Roses to consider for breeding?
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: Roses to consider for breeding?

My Carefree Beauty is as healthy as Knock Out down here in Katy TX. It's from a cutting I took of one that I bought more than 20 years ago as "Katy Road Pink". Maybe it likes my climate or maybe it avoided contact with pathogens by being lost and then "found"? Or as Mr. Gump said, maybe both is happ...
by RBaxter
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: New advanced rose rosette virus research
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: New advanced rose rosette virus research

Rose sap. What are the latest recommendations on handling and disposal of infected material?

RBx
by RBaxter
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Tom Carruth
Replies: 1
Views: 438

Re: Tom Carruth

Gig 'em Tom!

Does anyone Know where you can get Huntington’s 100th?
by RBaxter
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Non Blooming Amber Cloud
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: Non Blooming Amber Cloud

I can't get it to bloom at all much less repeat. I think you are right about being climate related. Didn't Viru collect his R. gigantea at considerable altitude? I'm in a low sauna, with basically a non-existent winter. If I remember correctly the good folks at Roses Unlimited told me that its sibli...
by RBaxter
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Non Blooming Amber Cloud
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Non Blooming Amber Cloud

I'm on my fourth year with a couple of Amber Clouds and no blooms yet.

Figured it to bloom on old wood so I haven't pruned. They're just taking up a hell of a lot space and aching to be shovel pruned.

Has anyone on the Gulf Coast experienced similar difficulties? Any suggestions?

RBx
by RBaxter
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Easy diploid seed parents
Replies: 16
Views: 2003

Re: Easy diploid seed parents

Old Blush has been around for a very long time so it would not surprise me that those from different sources may have changed a bit, but the one I have sets 1.5 to 2.0 cm hips with surprisingly large achenes that require only a mild stratification. Another call out for Blush Noisette, especially for...
by RBaxter
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Easy diploid seed parents
Replies: 16
Views: 2003

Re: Easy diploid seed parents

If you don't mind going back to the basics, Old Blush, with over 19,000 named descendants is still about as fecund as they come and a healthy booger too in the right environment.
by RBaxter
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: most anticipated cross?
Replies: 19
Views: 1012

Re: most anticipated cross?

The threat of RRV has dampened my excitement somewhat because I have nothing going that will be resistant. I do have a few Jersey Beauty x Aloha with cotyledons peeking up - think New Dawn with more wichuraiana, or Belindas Dream with more wichuraiana, that could yield a fragrant remontant climber. ...
by RBaxter
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First germination of the winter
Replies: 120
Views: 7326

Re: First germination of the winter

I've got a Jersey Beauty x Autumn Sunset peeking out today - that has a good chance to be a vigorous climber! Rob, for the previous one I'm hoping for a seed fertile, fragrant, remontant diploid that carries the disease resistance and increased cold resistance from multiflora and wichurana that I ca...
by RBaxter
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: First germination of the winter
Replies: 120
Views: 7326

Re: First germination of the winter

((R. multiflora x Blush Noisette) x (R. multiflora x Blush Noisette)) x Jersey Beauty was my first - in the fridge, in its baggie at that! I'd say about 30% of them sprouted in the cold dark icebox. The reciprocal cross did not germinate in its baggie, and none any of my other crosses did either. Go...
by RBaxter
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: David Austin
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: David Austin

With all due respect, I wonder how many of us would now be on our current paths if not for Mr. Austin's efforts and successes? Was he not a champion of fragrance? Wouldn't we all like to create a Radler tough and Austin fragrant rose? While we all don't live in "English" environments, I can report o...
by RBaxter
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rising-Star-Honoree-David-Zlesak
Replies: 23
Views: 1620

Re: Rising-Star-Honoree-David-Zlesak

Congrats Dr. Z!
by RBaxter
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Harvested hips
Replies: 38
Views: 3334

Re: Harvested hips

The follow-up.
by RBaxter
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Harvested hips
Replies: 38
Views: 3334

Re: Harvested hips

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