bakers dozen

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  1. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    I have a batch of seedlings about 2 1/2 yrs old I thought I'd call bakers dozen. There are 15 plants here and I've given a couple away. The parents are a cross I made (jungle queen by chili pan) x eleanor fischler. They have a remarkable resemblance to one another and are coloring up nicely, although may water is leaving a deposit on the leaves and only the new leaves are shiny and bright. I watered down the leaves before taking pictures to bring out some brightness. It's amazing how fast some are and others slow. Anyway here's a pic...Chris
     

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  2. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Nice Chris, but I highly recommend that you find a nice home(spot) to plant them. Lol
     
  3. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for posting...love this hybridizing stuff. Regarding growth rates, it is fascinating to plant a cluster of seeds from the same parents into the same flat and watch some of the seedlings just take off and others just sit there for months before a true leaf forms.
     
  4. pocomo

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    Hey Jerry...I've got many more seedlings and no place to put them. I hate to have to cull them but that's what I have to do. I keep those that show early promise. And the ones that are so slow, unless they're the only ones with color, have to go. I have a few that showed great potential that are just 1 1/2 feet tall and 6 or 7 yrs old. Gotta get rid of them! Chris
     
  5. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Hey Buddy - does Doris need some more avocados ? I can get the picker out ... ;)

    Be willing to help you out with the Bakers Six :rolleyes:
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Boy is this thread overdue for updated photos Chris!
     
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  9. pocomo

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    Looks like some of these got posted twice. On of them 4 times. Oh well
     
  10. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Nice, Chris! Wow, that Toad's Tongue is gorgeous!
     

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