You can line breed by breeding first to a normal red and then back to get the yellow. It can and has been done.NYEric said:so maybe until another is found no line breeding for fuller shape is possible.
Kyle said:VEry true Lien, But I don't think its being doen enough. I think thats why lately its been hard to find yellow besseaes. The fertility has decreased due to line breeding.
Do you mean original flask of the first flavum clone?kentuckiense said:Looks fine to me!
Anyone know who has some of the plants that came from the original flasks of this form? Furthermore, are they breeding with them?
Yes, that's what i thought. Didn't word it very well. Those were made in the early 90s and i doubt anyone has remade the cross, 'Fox Valley Gold' x self. And certainly by now all those have bloomed out. I have the plant and could try to self it again though. Tom Kalina may and probably has plants of FVG x self.kentuckiense said:I mean the flasks produced from the selfing of the original flavum clone. I think that's what you're saying, too.
Oh, and Eric, meh...my bess is a two growth plant already so I'll just let if flower on.Drorchid said:What this is, is probaly a cross between a regular besseae and a flavum colored one. the offspring ends up being salmon colored. I have some going as well (they are still seedling stage), I made this cross as I wanted to improve the yellow besseae's. If you sib some of the yellow/red hybrids about 1/4 should be yellow again, but hopefully they should have some more vigor. Untill now all the yellow besseae's have been in-bred, as they are all derived from one single plant.