Olympic Games going in background as I type. Yet another Kiwi gold — Mens wind surfing – board sailing.
A very smooth 1Y O from the Irwins — Ohau Lights — breeding — Orange Roughie x Glenfarclas
Quite early show season, easily measures trumpet, opens with good orange colour, impressive.
Some confusion on the origins of Orange Roughie, will try and find answer Nancy T.
Reply to Nancy T. about siblings Early Star , Early Orbit , August Ace and Lunar Probe.
It was a 1988 cross — flowers were selected in 1993.
I doubt if they were from the same seed pod. I seldom do a single flower cross — usually enough pollen to cover 5 – 6
or more pistils if it is of normal size.Golden Orbit can at times have an open center with a couple of loaded stamens.
After our heavy hailstorm last week, when picking on Saturday I left about 200 damage blooms of Lunar Probe
on the plant — not deheading them.
Tuesday went slowerly down the line checking each shredded bloom for a pistil.
Found 15 with well shaped , level 3 lobed pistils .
Made 2 crosses .First, 6 blooms xpollen from last flower of very early yellow trumpet.
Second cross 9 blooms was with pollen from 2W P Valley Dream x Peoples Princess.
That would be about normal for my crossing.
Selecting now from cross 88–23 x Early Orbit — sowed 131 seeds in 2002