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Subject:  1844.5 Holub seed requests

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Willamette Valley, Oregon

I don't have many 1844.5* seeds left so I won't be able to share with clubs or individuals. The best bet will be to get one from my home club's auctions: PGVG - pacific giant vegetable growers. If you're in possession of an 1844.5 seed you don't plan to plant, please feel free to donate it to your club's auctions.

Assuming 1807.5 has a good seed count, I'm happy to share those.

Go greenies!

10/15/2017 6:40:21 PM

megakin(Team Illiana)

west central IN/East central IL

What are the chances of getting a greenie from 1807.5?

10/15/2017 9:56:57 PM


Willamette Valley, Oregon

1807.5 and 2118 seeds should both throw all green baby females. This was true for the 1844 as well, but as some squash hopefuls found out this year, the 1844-seed offspring didn't always stay green after the baby stage; Several went cream colored.

The cream variant must be recessive in some way because the 1844 fruit itself didn't show any sign of cream color. My best guess is that 1807.5 and 2118 seeds have an equal or better chance of staying green through to harvest as the 1844 seed did. Some 1844 offspring could potentially be free of the cream gene, but there's no way to know without selfing and growing them out.

10/16/2017 4:10:45 PM

megakin(Team Illiana)

west central IN/East central IL

Moving forward should we continue to self this lineage or cross in more green diversity?

10/16/2017 8:07:42 PM



Amazing what you were able to do for squash genetics with some time and patience in just a couple years Scott!

11/5/2017 9:09:26 PM

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