Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Safer bet - part 2

33109 = 36207 x 47607. Although I didn't set out to do it intentionally - I just let the flowers "talk" to me when I hybridize - many of the crosses I chose to make in 2010 with 33109 turned out to be close line breeding. For example, the first 3 pictured below - 38409, 34909, 43509 - are all out of 36207, and the last 3 - 14210, 14510, 17809 - are out of 47607. Before I decide which seeds to plant, I careful review the genetics, and deliberately plant more seeds where there is line breeding. I find that this almost always improves the odds of coming up with the traits I'm looking for.

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