Roses forum: Just harvested my first rose seeds--and a question?

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Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Oct 14, 2018 9:43 PM CST
Been checking the hips I have in my garden. There is one hip on my Maroon 8--that is all it made. Well, it was somewhat soft so I went ahead and harvested it. I have 14 seeds from it. It is interesting to look at the seeds. Some are bigger than others. Some are fatter than others. They look pretty good overall.

I have read that you need to keep them in the fridge for about 12 weeks before putting them out in the garden. If I do that, they will go out when we still will have freezing weather (or the possibility of it). Can I store them in a cool dry area for a month or two before placing them in the fridge?

I have plenty of other hips to harvest and hope that they will be ripe in a month or so, so there will be more seeds to plant in the future. No crosses this year (hopefully next year). These will be self-crossing or an unknown crossing. It will be interesting to see what happens (if anything) with them.
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Oct 15, 2018 12:19 AM CST
You can leave them in the fridge for as long as you like...12 weeks is probably the minimum. I had rose hips (well one (from John Davis), I can't seem to get hips to ripen here...not enough time.) and I left it in the fridge for months and months...and I got a seedling from one of the 3 seeds it had. I've taken cuttings of the seedling to share with a friend.

I'm excited to see the crosses you make!!
Carol
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Oct 15, 2018 8:28 AM CST
Oh, thanks Carol for the info. Did you put your seeds in bleach water so they wouldn't mold. To get a plant from one of three seeds is amazing!!!!
Name: Beth
Northern California (Zone 9b)
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Beth_NorCal
Oct 15, 2018 11:31 AM CST
I seem to have a lot more hips this yr than the last couple of yrs. I'm planning on harvesting a bunch. It's been about 5-6yrs since I did the first ones. I just stuck the whole hips in the fridge for a few months, then opened them up and planted them. One thing I did was drop the seeds in a little bowl of water. If they floated I tossed them. I think this time I will do the damp paper towels to germinate before planting them.

The seedlings I did get mostly look similar to their mamas. But I got a couple of stripeys on two different non-striped plants. They are located near a bed of stripey roses. They didn't show the stripes until the second blooming. It's weird.

Here's what seedlings I have left. Of course these are all OP seedlings:

This is a striped seedling of COUNTRY LADY
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This is one from SINGIN' IN THE RAIN. I'm thinking VESPER might be one of the daddies

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This is a LYNN ANDERSON seedling

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This is a seedling of BROADWAY. I'm tentatively calling it BROADWAY LIGHTS

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And these are a couple of my seedlings by GUY SAVOY. I ended up with 3 of them, and one died, but they all are pretty much variations of Mom. Maybe more random or fewer stripes.

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Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Oct 15, 2018 12:23 PM CST
Mustbnuts - I've also done seedlings from hips of my friend's roses (she has winter hardy roses...so they hipped better??)..and I can't remember if I bleached them or not....it's been about 3 years. I did scratch them a bit with some sandpaper. And I put them in some kind of dirt...can't remember which. So I'm not much help. Sorry about that.

This is one of them...the rest I gave to my friend before they bloomed. It took over 3 years...and still no blooms...???...maybe because they were hardy roses/rugosa type???

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Beth that is so awesome!!! I know how much you love stripeys...and you got some striped seedlings!! Broadway lights is an awesome name! They ALL look amazing!!! Just so cool!!!
Carol
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Oct 15, 2018 8:38 PM CST
Carol and Beth, I love your seedlings! They are so pretty! I hope you grow more and share them with us here on the board. Thanks for the info. I hope I can get a couple of plants from mine. I am starting to get a bit worried as I have a ton of hips and they are still remaining hard as rocks. I hope they mature before the cold weather hits (which can happen as soon as Nov 1st).

I had my interview for the master gardener program this morning. I won't find out until the middle to end of November whether or not I made it into the program. They only have 40 slots and about 50+ people applied. Several of the people who are master gardeners were there this morning and it was fun to talk roses with them as several of them are rose people. Also nice to talk about iris's as well. Lots of iris folks around here too.
Name: Jin
Orlando, Fl (Zone 9b)
Plumeriagirl
Oct 15, 2018 8:50 PM CST
Good luck, Mustbnuts !! I am sure you will make it. Let us know ow what happened ?

Jin
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Oct 16, 2018 4:51 AM CST
Thanks Jin, I will, if I am lucky enough to get anything to sprout. BTW, I just LOVE Plumerias!
Name: Carol
Alberta, Canada (Zone 3b)
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Canadian_Rose
Oct 16, 2018 12:08 PM CST
Thanks, Mustbnuts! Hope you get in the Master Gardener program!! Good luck! Smiling
Name: Kris Legault
Southern Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Kristinelego
Oct 18, 2018 7:30 PM CST
Mustbenuts, you will make a great Master gardner. You will be a wonderful addition to the program
You can't plant your new favorite rose if you are still watering your least favorite
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Oct 20, 2018 10:05 PM CST
Thanks Kris and Carol. I won't find out for another month as to whether or not I made it into the program.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Oct 21, 2018 11:18 AM CST
Clearly your Master Gardener program is more selective than ours. When I took it, all you had to do was apply on time to get in. However, to be fully certified there was a lot of volunteer work required.
Porkpal
WA (Zone 8b)
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Rebekah
Nov 13, 2018 11:05 AM CST
I did the Mastergardener program. It was so much fun it also landed me a manegment job for the nursery department at our local farm store. The only problem was the volunteer hours were not compatible with my work schedule. So I didn't continue but it really was so much fun and there is so much knowledge! I really love the program, it almost makes up for not being a Hort. major :/

Rose babies are so exciting! I'm actually expanding my garden just so I have a decent space for seedlings to grow out. It's amazing how much room they quickly take up 🌸 but they are so worth it!
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Mustbnuts
Nov 14, 2018 9:31 AM CST
Well, I made it into the Master Gardener program and paid the fees, got fingerprinted (again), filled out all the registration forms, etc. It really seems like such a friendly group of people The head of the program came out of her office to congratulate me and welcome me into the program. How nice! She didn't have to do that at all.

I too am a bit worried about the volunteer hours. Especially since I am starting a new job in January, but am hoping all will work out.

Rebekah, I would love to see some pictures of your rose babies. I hope you will share them with us.
Name: Arturo Tarak
Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentin (Zone 8a)
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hampartsum
Nov 14, 2018 9:43 AM CST
@Mustbnuts... My prayers were heard! Hurray! If I were sitting in the interviewing committe, I wouldn't have any doubts! Not only you'll be able to make it with your new job, but also go thru it with high honors ( if that is possible)...I wish you the very best. Warmly from far away. Arturo
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Mustbnuts
Nov 14, 2018 8:14 PM CST
Arturo, that is so sweet! Thank you! I love that we are so supportive of each other here. Such a nice community.
WA (Zone 8b)
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Rebekah
Nov 16, 2018 11:17 PM CST
Mustbnuts I was really busy this season so I didn't get to many photos. But here's a few from last year. I think I shared them all on garden web.


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Rebekah
Nov 16, 2018 11:20 PM CST

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Rebekah
Nov 16, 2018 11:23 PM CST
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Rebekah
Nov 16, 2018 11:27 PM CST
Ok I guess I did get a few from this year. These ones must have been the early bloomers.
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