High hopes for this guy

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jerry Shilling, Jan 2, 2013.

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  1. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    I really enjoy hybridizing. I consider this one my top prospect from last winter. Approximately 40 plants out of 600 have made it to the next level. The photos were taken from the middle of October to the present. Some of the photos are out of sequence for some reason.
     

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  2. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    What a beauty! When the Glocks took us to your place we saw many of your seedlings that were special.
     
  3. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    A stunning, very colorful seedling! But refresh my memory, am I still first in line for the first cutting when it comes available? I think Glock was #4 or #5 in the waiting line. Lol!
     
  4. keith

    keith Active Member

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    Jerry, that plant looks unhappy down there in the keys, maybe you should bring it up to Bradenton.LOL When are you going to make it up here to my place?
     
  5. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    Hi Keith - I would love to get up to your place...maybe this spring.
     
  6. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    A few others from the same class
     

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  7. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    This one is a bit further along...second photo is after pinching. I think it's personality has changed. In any case it looks like a pretty neat flush is on the way.
     

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  8. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

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    very nice Jerry!
     
  9. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Stop sucking up Rob, and get in the back of the line! Lol!!
     
  10. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    Lots of nice seedlings there Jerry. Keep up the good work. Start looking for more space, I know how hard that can be but sometimes you might let a good one get away. Hope to see you soon. Chris
     
  11. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    I hope you guys find the hybrids interesting. I'll post the best ones and follow-up with periodic updates from time to time.

    This one is growing on me. It flushes yellow but ends up a green & white. The main stem divided early on. One branch has two heads that has spotting while the other branch has three heads and blotches. Hard plant to photogragh.
     

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  12. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Actually Jerry - High Hopes wouldn't be such abad name in my opinion!:cool:
     
  13. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    update
     

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  14. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Thats right Rob and we all know who is at the front of the line ... :rolleyes:

    I won't mention any names but that person may be in the Keys this very morning doing some major "sucking up" :p
     

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