spottedrose (spottedrose) wrote,
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Seeds in the Fridge!

Fall seems to be coming earlier and earlier here.  Sometime around mid August, the rose hips began to ripen, and immediately fell prey to beetles and rabbits.  Fortunately, the foxes have started coming back so the rabbit population has imploded, but beetles and cold nights convinced me to take the hips in.  So, after a couple of weeks (for most of them) in warm stratification, they are now all in the fridge.

The long list of crosses in my previous updates has narrowed itself down to a rather smaller list of seeds, to wit:

R.w.ultramontana x L83 - 20 seeds.
" x Fort Pella Purple - 2 seeds
" x Dots Enough, 12 seeds
R.w.fendleri x R.foetida persica - 11 seeds
Leda x Dots Enough -- 7 seeds
Fort Pella Mystery Alba x L83 -- one huge seed
" x R. canina -- 10 seeds
" x Camieux  -- 3 huge seeds
Song of the Stars x Dots Enough -- 15 seeds
" x Fa's Marbled Moss -- 64 seeds
Nuits de Young x Dots Enough -- 1 huge seed
" x Fa's Marbled Moss -- 5 seeds
StarryDay x Song of the Stars -- 10 seeds
" x Golden Celebration -- 6 seeds
Fa's Marbled Moss x Song of the Stars -- 60 + seeds
" x Dragon's Blood -- 30 seeds
" x Smoky -- 17 seeds
" x Camieux -- 5 seeds
" x Fort Pella Purple -- 19 seeds
" x Honorine de Brabant -- 26 seeds
" x Sterling Silver -- 37 seeds
" x Gingersnap -- 11 seeds
" x Nuits de Young -- 42 seeds  (42!  Hmmmm....)
" x Purple Tiger -- 39 seeds
" x Rose Gilardi -- 29 large seeds
" x Burgundy Iceberg -- 9 seeds
" x Veilchenblau -- 4 huge seeds
" x Cinco de Mayo -- 42 seeds
" x Morden Fireglow -- 18 seeds
" x R. canina -- 6 seeds
" x Oranges n Lemons -- 5 seeds
" x Baron Giraud de L'Ain -- 21 seeds
Coffee Bean x Song of the Stars -- 13 seeds
Daphne x Fa's Marbled Moss  -- 60 seeds
Distant Drums x Dots Enough -- 18 seeds
Dragon's Blood x Dots Enough -- 27 seeds
" x Fa's Marbled Moss -- 9 seeds
Marbree x Persian Yellow -- 3 huge seeds
Ranuncle x Alain Blanchard -- 7 seeds
Halo Glory x Dragon's Blood -- 8 seeds
Cardinal de Richelieu x Fa's Marbled Moss- 2 huge seeds
Henri Martin x Dragon's Blood -- 5 seeds
" x Coffee Bean -- 4 seeds, two of which were huge
Tuscany Superb x R. w. ultramontana -- 9 seeds
" x R. glauca -- 2 seeds
Golden Celebration x Distant Drums -- 17 seeds
" x Alain Blanchard -- 1 ginormous seed
Veilchenblau x Cinco de Mayo -- 11 seeds
Morden Fireglow x Dots Enough -- 4 huge seeds
" x Fa's Marbled Moss -- 11 seeds
" x Veilchenblau -- 2 seeds in a huge but otherwise empty hip.
Stainless Steel x Veilchenblau -- 6 seeds
Botzaris x Alain Blanchard -- 8 seeds797
Midnight Blue x Veilchenblau -- 58 seeds
Toujours Gai x Tuscany Superb -- 8 seeds
Oranges n Lemons x Cinco de Mayo -- 6 seeds
Paul's Orange Rugosa Hybrid x FMM -- 2 big seeds in a large hip.

Total: over 800...

And there you have it!  Doesn't seem like much, does it?  But if even 1 out of 10 of these seeds sprout, I'll be out of greenhouse room in a hurry!

Wish me luck!
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