ATP Podcast #52: Talking Daylilies with Curt Hanson: Causing mutations with radiation

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ATP Podcast #52: Talking Daylilies with Curt Hanson

By dave
April 11, 2014

We are joined today by the prodigiously award-winning daylily hybridizer Curt Hanson, and will discuss everything hybridizing.

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Name: Marylyn
Houston, TX (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Region: Texas Daylilies Lilies
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Apr 10, 2014 10:57 PM CST
My mother-in-law used to hybridize daylilies when my husband was young. Her father worked at Brookhaven Labs in NYC, and she would send him seeds. He would radiate them in a very carefully measured way (or at least as carefully as they could back then), and then send her back the seeds and she would plant them and take very careful notes about what characteristics the seedlings produced. It would be neat to find her notes, if they still exist.... She died several years before I met Charles, and he doesn't know which sibling ended up with her daylily notes (if any).
Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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Apr 11, 2014 11:38 AM CST
Radiation of plant seeds seems like a terrible idea to me.
Cauliflower is just a cabbage with a college education (mark twain)
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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Apr 17, 2014 11:51 PM CST
Wonder what radiating the seeds did to the daylilies? Finding her notes would be interesting.
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