Another triploid Fritz

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  1. Nov 30, 2019 #1

    monocotman

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    It’s been three years since I bought this as a small seedling from the Fischer’s. The parents are the best, besseae ‘robs choice’ x kovachii ‘Tesoro morado’. It’s at least 3n and could be more.
    I don’t find this particular cross to be quick growers, not compared to other triploid Fritz’s which can be very vigorous.
    Anyway this is the first flower, 10cm across with a dimpled pouch. The whole plant is only just over a foot across after three years. I’ll remove the whole spike next weekend.
    At least the colour is ok and the flower is very flat.Fingers crossed for further improvements in future years.
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    Sorry for the photo quality but it is sub zero outside so no chance of using my usual perch,
    David
     
  2. Dec 1, 2019 #2

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    Beautiful!!! It looks large, lots of kovachii genes
     
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    Fastastic flower and plant. Congrats.
     
  4. Dec 1, 2019 #4

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    Lovely shade of deep pink and I'm sure the
    bloom will improve on that well developed
    new growth. Is that snow I see outside the
    window??? Is that unusual for your area?
     
  5. Dec 1, 2019 #5

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    Abax, we had a heavy frost last night. That is not unusual over winter. Snow is rarer but we do see it once or twice a year on average,
    David
     
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    Here are a couple of better photostaken when the frost passed,
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    David
     
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    Healthy enough
     
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    I'm looking forward to the bloom(s) on that
    splendid new growth.
     
  9. Dec 2, 2019 #9

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    Yay besseae hybrids! The breeding with Rob's Choice has always challenged (and defeated) my wallet!
     
  10. Dec 2, 2019 #10

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    Eric, I know what you mean. It took several years to pluck up the courage to buy them plus finishing paying off the mortgage!
    David
     
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    Very nice!
     

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