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Old September 4, 2013   #61
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Yes, my request was denied.

I have a lead on a source though.

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Did you try contacting the TGRC?
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Old September 4, 2013   #62
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I believe your source got your SASE. Came the other day, actually. Et oui, your source hasn't asked you yet but he may want a line that strongly carries ATV in return?


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Old September 4, 2013   #63
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Great! Thanks, Loic!

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Two months later, I have flowers preparing to bloom on 12" to 16" plants. Still pretty hot out there, not sure if they'll set or drop before next week's slightly cooler temperatures arrive.

I think they're a bit taller than I'd expect in the spring, since the heat (and shade) makes everything grow a bit lanky. But still very robust and more heat tolerant than the bigger plants.
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Mine stayed pretty small while in pots. When I put the indeterminates into the ground they took off like typical dwarfs and are now about 4.5' tall.

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Two months later, I have flowers preparing to bloom on 12" to 16" plants. Still pretty hot out there, not sure if they'll set or drop before next week's slightly cooler temperatures arrive.

I think they're a bit taller than I'd expect in the spring, since the heat (and shade) makes everything grow a bit lanky. But still very robust and more heat tolerant than the bigger plants.
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Old September 5, 2013   #66
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Default New crosses--F2

Below are some flowering F2 plants of Yellow Dwarf x Sungold and Red Robin x Sungold. 10-16" tall right now.
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Old September 13, 2013   #67
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My "Tiny Tim"x"?" F1 plant is now fruiting heavily. The fruit share many characteristics with TT, but would best be described as, "acidic and salty."

Fortunately, the goal of growing this plant is to collect lots of F2 seeds for later screening. Since I don't know what the pollen-parent was, the only prediction I can make is that 1/64 of the progeny should be micro-dwarf-determinants.
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Old September 21, 2013   #68
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A couple of F3 fruits. Plants are more like the dwarfs than micros.

A striped and a GWR.
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Four out of the 20 or so dwarf/micro F2 plants from a Hardin's Miniature cross picked from a flat. The plants are ~2 mo. old now.

The one on the far left inherited the HM rolled leaf phenotype (no clue what that gene is). The largest plant in this pic is 14" tall and the smallest (far right) is 8" tall.
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Been MIA for quite some time here. Looks as if things are progressing nicely. I managed to grow some, but not all F1 seed crosses out this fall. Just processed two fruit from a RR x JD's. Time to put the mini green house up and see if I can get some more blushers. The cold nights are starting to set in here although day temps have been very nice still. Hopefully I will get many more fruit to ripen so I can share seed and also grow some out myself to get some looks in the F2's (which is when the fun begins).

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Looking forward to pictures!

Right now I've got a flat of the Hardin's Mini x Choc. Cherry F3 from one of the micro plants above started. We'll see how they do over the winter! I am beginning to think I need a commercial greenhouse like I used to work in as a kid. I have several more micro crosses but no room.


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Well the freezing temps have set in and I have struggled to collect seeds from the f-1's I grew out this fall. Aside from collecting seeds from 1 or 2 fully ripe fruit earlier this fall, today I pulled off a dozen fruits that showed signs of breaker stage but also had some frost damage. I'm concerned about how good these seeds will be. Most of the fruit I got seeds from today seemed to have some gel. For this reason I don't think I will be offering seeds this winter. But rest assure I will get an early jump on the 2014 season and have plenty to share come late spring early summer.

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Old December 27, 2013   #73
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I've distributed about 20 plants of this cross (F3 generation) to coworkers and friends for winter selection. Below are the three I kept for myself. The plant in the striped pot is 3" tall and the first flower buds are coming out.
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Any updates from others?

Here is the latest of the three I have on my windowsill. Reports from colleagues on 12 more due in any day now!

Far left is a (semi)determinate micro ~8" tall (most of the flower trusses are on the other side). Very strong rolled leaf phenotype.

The two on the right are definitely indeterminates and will likely be more similar to the dwarfs.








Fruit shape of the determinate plant.




Fruit shape of one of the indeterminates.

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What kind of watering system do you have set up? (Noticed the tubing).
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