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Old 1 Week Ago   #256
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I just noticed today that in a flat of multiflora micros, I have three that look exactly like my Tumbling Tom plants. I believe they have the cascading foliage gene. I am excited about these plants, as they may be "the ideal micro" for a hanging basket, as well as a chance for me to contribute something back to Dan's breeding efforts.
Cole,

Do you have any interest in working with some that look to me like they may have the 'tumbling' characteristics you mentioned? I've got two lines of carroty-leaf micros that look to me like they would do well as tumbling plants. These don't really have much of a 'main' stem. instead, then send out several relatively slender stems closely grouped from very small area. None of them are thick enough to stand upright without support. I was about to get rid of them when I realized them might 'tumble' nicely from a hanging plant.

I'm not set up to grow them out and already have too many others to work with. I'm going to save seed from these two when they ripen in a few weeks.

Any interest in playing with them - you or anyone else?
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I just noticed today that in a flat of multiflora micros, I have three that look exactly like my Tumbling Tom plants. I believe they have the cascading foliage gene. I am excited about these plants, as they may be "the ideal micro" for a hanging basket, as well as a chance for me to contribute something back to Dan's breeding efforts.
Since you mentioned the cascading characteristic, did you end up planting Red Profusion F1? That has the most pronounced cascading, branching characteristics I've seen. Fruit is good, but for me, fairly small. Seems like it would be very useful breeding material.
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Since you mentioned the cascading characteristic, did you end up planting Red Profusion F1? That has the most pronounced cascading, branching characteristics I've seen. Fruit is good, but for me, fairly small. Seems like it would be very useful breeding material.
Actually, it is something I have never grown or looked for. I looked it up and it appears quite interesting. However, I have much more on my plate than I can possibly follow up on. I can't even think about going there. Thanks, though.
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Jumping in as a participant for winter growing. I'm in Dan, for cascading, upright, any color as long as it has sweetness. I grew about a dozen of your early experiments in one gallon pots on a sunny windowsill but never got to taste a ripe cherry. All my micros succumbed to spider mites when I brought them outside for some early season warm sunshine. (This was the same outdoor plant shelf where pineapple sage was brought down last year and spread to most all the herbs). So much anticipation gone, sad! I should start more micros, and earlier.

I'm about a third of the way through the outdoor growing season, but I will follow the thread until we can all catch up. I think I have your address on an envelope somewhere. I'll PM once I take inventory of remaining seed stock. Also got some in the MMMM swap so could use some advice on what to grow for a good overview.

Thanks for your sharing. -Lisa
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