Author Topic: Offspring of blue skinned regular leaf exserted offspring of exserted PL from JL  (Read 426 times)

William S.

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I'm excited to see that a tray I planted to seeds from a regular leaf blue skinned offspring of a JL Landrace potato leaf I direct seeded in 2017 are segregating nicely. There are PL plants amongst the regular leaf plants and it looks like from stem color that they could likely be sorted into three levels of high anthocyanin production, low anthocyanin, and regular. Both generations so far had exserted stigmas. Most of the nearby plants were from exserted parents so any further crossing should be mostly with exserted parents. Will be interesting to see them mature. A short season exserted potato leaf with high anythocyanin fruit seems like a possible outcome. Which would be useful in further breeding. Wonder what the unknown father was? Lots of anthocyanin tomatoes in my 2017 garden. If it was Blue Ambrosia it would explain the second generation exsertion and some yellow tomatoes could result. It was minimally exserted both generations. Would like a more extreme form of that trait.
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Fermenting first seeds from this cross. Earliest tomato was about half strength blue skin, bicolor. Regular leaf.
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Got some really pretty F2 seeds from this cross. Blue skinned bicolors. However nothing really segregated back to exsertion.
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So I've decided to cross them with Big Hill. One big hill will go in the center, surrounded by these. Some of the big hill offspring from that plant should have exsertion AND blue skin. Or the F2 will anyway. Might show up in the F1 because these are about edge of the pollen tube not deeply inserted plants. Would also be nice to recover the potato leaves in future but that's just a bonus. Would be nice to have a yellow PL with really good exsertion. The F1's would pop out nicely as seedlings in a tray.
Western Montana garden, glacial lake Missoula sediment lacustrian silty clay mollisoil sometimes with added sand in places. Zone 6A with 100 to 130 frost free days