Thanks for taking the time to research links and post. You gave us some really important info.
I will do that next spring. probably all strains here are from DWN.
I did, Irene, after my mother… As far as it being a possible marketable cultivar, many other factors need to be considered, some you would not think of. How well it comes off, length of stem, and fruiting laterals for machine harvest. Chances of developing a worthy cultivar in my setting are zero in my opinion, I’m not really a breeder I just play one in my backyard.
My only goal with peaches is to developed a red fleshed fruit that ripens earlier than Indian Free. Arctic Glo ripens the first week of August here. Trying for the first week in September for the seedlings of the two. All i want. I like these two, and just want a steady flow of red fleshed fruit. So I would have a fresh crop the first of August, September and October. I may cross the seedlings with the Nectaplum just to increase size. Probably the next round i will do for fun.
I have only used the ovaries of Indian Free, which seem to work fine, glad the trait of sterile pollen is recessive, as if it were dominant Indian Free would be a terrible choice.I have no plans to use Indian Free again unless my seedlings are a total wash. I will know for sure in 2 years as they should fruit then considering how fast they are growing.
My raspberry efforts were mostly done to develop my stratification and scarification skills along with emasculation and isolation techniques. I learned ton’s doing bramble crosses and in 2 years you get results. Stone fruit flowers are ginormous compared to brambles, so even easier to work with. Now that I know my techniques are sound I shall continue on to other challenges.