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Sweet Potatoes / Sweet Potato flowering triggers
« on: 2020-02-15, 04:24:55 AM »
Just wondering if anyone here knows what triggers SP to flower.  Last time I checked the flower buds on the 2 plants that had them here had not progressed any further in development nor have I seen extra buds

Community & Forum Building / Meeniyan Garlic Festival
« on: 2020-02-09, 03:56:49 AM »
Just posting this as an advisory for any Aussies who are on here that are not aware that the Meeniyan Garlic Festival is on this Saturday 15 the Feb in Meeniyan.   This will be festival number 4 with talks in the hall, events and food/garlic sales on the oval.

Sweet Potatoes / Breeding Sweet Potato in Australia
« on: 2019-12-19, 12:55:46 AM »
As a small number of the Aussies on here are starting our own collaborative attempt at breeding Sweets, it is probably appropriate that we have a thread for our own conditions, rather than mix up others threads causing confusion.

From Member Steve1 on here I have the following

 Kumera, Wangmun, Solomon, Japanese, Purple, Ornamental Purple, Northern Star, Okinawan, Red Garnet and American White.

Solomon I think it is may not make it for some strange reason, the others are looking good. 

From the local green shed, an orange flesh/skinned variety, probably Beauregard as this makes up 90% of sweets grown commercially here.  A white skin purple flesh, most likely WSPF and a purple, not sure about anything else about this, if like previous buys, it will be a purple fleshed, white skinned var.

Have managed to stumble across or be pointed to several other sources of Sweets in Oz, may yet push known to me vars up near 50.  Must increase vegetate garden size!!

Plant Breeding / Jostaberries
« on: 2019-11-10, 06:24:46 AM »
Over on HG we had a thread going on Jostaberries.  Cannot recall whom else was participating in that thread but one of the things that we all seemed to have in common was a low yield from our plants.   Our existing plants would mow be starting to push 10 years old and last year had the best crop on them that they had ever had before the heat cooked them and they all dropped off on one 110F day that we had as they were just starting to ripen properly.  I must report that, based on what I have seen so far, we will have a better crop this year than last year.  So, considering the complexity of the cross that Jostaberries came from, the use of Cholicine to convert them from 2N to 4N, which tends to slow down the flowering of some other groups of plants, it maybe that we just have to be more patient with them than what we would otherwise expect from this group of plants

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