Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:36 am
Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:32 am
Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:06 am
applestar wrote:Here's another look at the two Dwarf Arctic Rose plants. One put out a megabloom while still small and set a single fruit very early on, then stayed out in the cooling garage V8 Nursery and took a long time to mature the fruit, but when the garage temp fell into 40's it was brought inside while the large fruit still green. The other plant was brought indoors relatively early on, but became infested by TRM and struggled to mature the first cluster of three fruits.
They are both still in the 1/2 gallon rice milk cartons.
The three smaller fruits are 1.5", 1.75" and 2" at widest diameter. The mega fruit is 3"
applestar wrote:Can you believe this is the Dwarf Arctic Rose that had the mega fruit on terminating main trunk?
I kept it in an isolated but less ideal location, so it's a bit spindly but the new sucker is free of TRM. I buried the rootball that was in the 1/2 gal rice milk container all the way at the bottom of this 2 gal bucket, so I think it will sit and take stock, then take off in this new location in the upstairs SE facing window. I'll top the container with additional fresh potting mix in another month or so.
You can also see the double-OJ containers planted with Utyonok which has replaced the Coyote. It has two tiny floral trusses starting to grow.
...and perhaps you can also see that the outer window is frosted this 14Â°F morning and there is snow on the ground outside.
Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:24 am
applestar wrote:Whippersnapper X Faelan's First Snow F2 -- although it had many more fruit clusters that started to form on the 4-5 upper branches, none of them opened enough to set fruits. I'm not sure if that was because of the sudden dip in temperature we experienced, the darkest days of the year, or what.
Now the lower cluster of fruits are finally starting to blush and the entire plant is starting to yellow, but this looks more like Determinate senescence that the Whippersnapper mother went through when I grew them last year. So it might just be that its time is up.
These pink (clear epi) fruits were distinctly sweet even though they were grown in the Winter Indoor Garden
One other possibility that I can think of is that one of my DD's has been using the nearby computer every night and staying up until the morning sometimes, leaving the plant lights on all night -- I wonder if that could affect a determinate variety tomato to burn through its lifespan faster...?
Whippersnapper x Faelan's First Snow F2
Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:28 am
Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:23 am
Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:05 pm
Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:30 pm
Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:20 pm
applestar wrote:Took this picture at the last minute so please excuse the sloppy presentation.
We ate the First Faelan's First Snow
Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:57 pm
Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:51 pm
Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:35 pm
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