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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 16 Entries.
Friday, March 27 View Page
Great seeds for the 2020 season: 1989.5 and 1928 Daletas, 1304 J. Werner, 1585,5 Q. Werner. Also tried to germinate an old school seed: 1676 Daletas.
Monday, March 30 View Page
All seeds germinated, it will be hard to choose the best. Room only for one plant.
Wednesday, April 1 View Page
Patch tilled is waiting for the plants.
Saturday, April 11 View Page
Plants are covered by mini tunnels
Sunday, April 19 View Page
1989,5 Daletas sprayed with caolin to prevent sunburnst
Saturday, May 30 View Page
Plant choice was done: very difficult to pull out a great plant like the 1304 Werner, but a breeding project idea was stronger.
Wednesday, June 3 View Page
Pollination time: in the background a 1935,5 Jutras squash plant, grown in a large pot only for pollination purposes. The cross is 1989,5 Daletas x 1935,5 Jutras sq. The basic idea is to obtain a three way hybrid: I and my friend Stefano Cutrupi we consider the 1989,5 Daletas (a 2145 McMullen remake) an hybrid (more or less); the idea is to cross an "hybrid" with a "pure line" genetically far. Aims: looking for more hybrid vigor and put some variability in modern AG crosses that became year by year genetically restricted. Dramatic effects of the long winter in Italy on our minds? Craziest pumpkins mania? We will see in the future.
Wednesday, June 3 View Page
5 lobes flower of 1989,5 pollinated with the 1935 Jutras sq
Saturday, June 6 View Page
Very raining the beginning of June: 4 rainy days (more than 200 mm of rain) rise water table at soil level. Not a good situation.
Saturday, June 13 View Page
pollination was ok.
Monday, June 22 View Page
19 DAP
Thursday, June 25 View Page
22 DAP
Monday, July 6 View Page
33 DAP
Monday, August 3 View Page
two months after pollination
Saturday, October 3 View Page
Unfortunately main vein rotting affect the pumpkin growth at the end of September. Today I found a soft spot in the bottom. This is what can happen if you grown only one plant: one plant, one shot, no more possibilities. End of the season: OTT: 1050 cm, 696,4 Kg, anyway a PB.
Sunday, October 4 View Page
Ermacora 696,4 Kg 2020, UOW DMG. Fortunately seeds count is good, in 2021 we will try if our breeding project gave some results.


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