Hybrids - Class of 2011/12

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jerry Shilling, Aug 9, 2013.

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  1. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    These guys are approximately 18/19 months old. They have survived several cuts and have been assigned a number. I will take photos again in approximately 4/6 months. If the interest is there, I will enlist Judy's help and we'll pick out several of the better ones to bring to the tour/auctions that occur from time to time.

    Any proceeds that I realize from my crotons will go to the Little Daisy Memorial Scholarship. The Little Daisy Fund is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) corporation. All contibutions are tax deductable. http://www.littledaisy.org

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  2. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    They are kinda cute...

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  3. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    A few more...


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  4. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    And...
     

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  5. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    Last ones...

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    3 JLSHyb10110022 (class of 2010/11) slow
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  6. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    Jerry, can't wait to get my hands on a few of these. Great looking stuff!
     
  7. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Absolutely beautiful.
     
  8. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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  9. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Well said Phil, great work JLS1&2 BEAUTIFUL.
     
  10. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Yikes, I think you got the hang of hybridizing Jerry. Palm Island sure could use a few of those.:rolleyes:
     
  11. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Sweet! And yes, many of these will end up in the Wiki soon. Hope to add a few of these someday in my garden, it would be an honor!

    Jeff
     
  12. Kipjanet

    Kipjanet Active Member

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    Hello Jerry, if you decide to release some seedlings to the public I would like one with the pictures marked 5-7. Not only will I make a donation, I'll name it Little Angel.
     
  13. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    Hi Kip - Brenda & I are planning on attending the Glock tour in November. I thought I would bring 3 to 6 hybrids with us for the auction. If you're attending, I will include this one. If not, I'll hold it back for the next one you can attend. Thanks for the inquiry Kip and I love the name.

    I'm currently waiting at the Miami airport for a flight to LAX. Jodi & Shon are expecting within the next few days...there first and a daughter at that. The pressure is on Grandpa to hybridize a croton worthy of
    "Pixie Abilene".
     
  14. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    Great stuff Jerry. Looking forward to seeing some of these in person. And congrats on the soon to be.
     
  15. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Oh no, looks like the Moose is going to be hitting up the money market account come November :eek:
     
  16. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    Jerry, Why do I keep looking at these?:p How many "culls" to make these?
     
  17. Jerry Shilling

    Jerry Shilling Well-Known Member

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    Hey Randy,

    The class of 11/12 had approximately 600 seeds germinate and it looks like I ended up with about 24 plants that look like they will hold there color. So about 4% made it to getting an assigned number. Keith and Chris, is this typical for you guys?

    This past winter I germinated approximately 1300 seeds. These plants are much further along at 6 months than the prior year. Some of these guys are already displaying some rather large leaves for there age. Anyway, if the 4% holds up, I should get 50 plants or so with some nice potential. The last photo was the most anticipated cross for me...Monarch (seed) with Sybil Griffen. Germination wasn't very good as it was one of the last flats I put up. Not very impressive at this stage.

    I'm guessing I have culled at least 1000 of the seedlings at 6 months of age. If the seedling doesn't show any color at all...it's gone. I do make exceptions for leaf shape and exceptional vigor/root development. I'm sure I have thrown away some plants that would have colored up later, but I just don't have the space.

    I initially started hybridizing hoping I would get a winner here and there to trade for some of the rarer stuff. But I find I really enjoy watching these guys develop. Like you Randy I love to take photos, so it's fun to document there growth/characteristics etc. So anyone who acquires one of my babies will get some early photos if they wish. I'm really thrilled that some of you are interested in these guys. It allows me to raise a few bucks for a charity pretty dear to me and gives you guys a chance to name a croton or two. Hopefully some of them will turn out to be special.
     

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