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Old March 10, 2016   #16
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I have conflicting goals for HX-9 tomato...

If anyone is growing this tomato with the intent of selling seeds from it, then to conform with the plant breeder's intent for the variety, any plant with closed flowers should not be saved under the name HX-9, because open flowers -- leading to more promiscuous pollination -- is a defining characteristic of this variety. Any plant with red or blue fruit is also non-conforming.

However, because I am working on a promiscuous pollination project, and 1/4 of the grandchildren of any crosses are expected to have open flowers, I'd love to receive seeds from any fruits of this variety that have closed flowers, or are red, or blue, because they are natural hybrids and I would love to reselect for open flowers.

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I have conflicting goals for HX-9 tomato...

If anyone is growing this tomato with the intent of selling seeds from it, then to conform with the plant breeder's intent for the variety, any plant with closed flowers should not be saved under the name HX-9, because open flowers -- leading to more promiscuous pollination -- is a defining characteristic of this variety. Any plant with red or blue fruit is also non-conforming.

However, because I am working on a promiscuous pollination project, and 1/4 of the grandchildren of any crosses are expected to have open flowers, I'd love to receive seeds from any fruits of this variety that have closed flowers, or are red, or blue, because they are natural hybrids and I would love to reselect for open flowers.
I've got a lone HX-9 on its first few clusters. Thanks for letting us know what the inclusion/exclusion criteria are.

If I see the natural hybrid you describe I'll save and back it goes!
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Gerardo: Thanks.

I'm growing about 14 HX-9 plants this year. One of them is a natural hybrid. And the daddy is obvious from the phenotype. I couldn't have asked for better parents.

Also to further refine the selection criteria.... When I say "red fruit" is non-conforming, I mean the internal color of the fruit. HX-9 should have yellow/red striped fruit on the inside, even if the outer skin coloring tends towards red under some environmental conditions.
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I like this plant, thanks Joseph, she's a keeper.

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Gerardo: Thanks for the grow report. Mine are just starting to ripen.


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HX-9 handled a severe heat wave in stride. Here are the goods:

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Gracias!
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My HX-9 tomatoes were really good.
They did well for me giving me my first tomatoes the end of July from a mid March planting.
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IdahoWoman: Thanks for the grow report.
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