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Orangeneck (Team HAMMER)

Eastern Pennsylvania

Anybody had one? I had two 1807s in the same hoop house and they both went ribbon on me. Not double fused- ribbon. Thanks

5/28/2018 10:15:06 AM



It hasn´t been ribbon yet, but from the two 1807* plants I had grown next to one another there was one which was very aggressive, it had two secondaries which already had leaf nodes with two leaves and sort of clustered vine tips. Also, this plant had about 3 or 4 secondaries which were almost as thick as the main vine, and from the three females I have found (2 on the main, 1 on the 1st strong secondary) two of them had their stem fused with the secondary of that leaf node. Today I culled this plant in favor of its neighbor plant (main vine about 1 ft shorter, but same number of nodes though) which showed "normal" behavior (especially the normal apical dominance, i.e., main vine definitely stronger than the secondaries, and normal females and normal vines with one leaf per node.

5/28/2018 3:23:21 PM


Dillonvale, Ohio

I had 4, they were all good. I culled down to 2, 1 is far better than the other, but no ribbons.

5/28/2018 10:20:46 PM

Orangeneck (Team HAMMER)

Eastern Pennsylvania

Thanks guys. I found a secondary that may be normal so I did major surgery removing the main with hopes that this becomes dominant and normal. The second plant I removed and replaced with a 735 Gerhardt HD contender. But I really hope the squash pulls thru.

5/29/2018 1:40:55 PM

Orangeneck (Team HAMMER)

Eastern Pennsylvania

Forgot to report back that the removal of the ribbon vine at a nirmal secondary worked. Keep in mind the plant was only about 2 ft long when I did this. The replacement main just laid down and it is a major setback but worth it for my goal of having two squash plants this year. The ribbon was 3 to 5 fused tips, a real freak. The new main looks completely normal.

6/4/2018 10:25:21 PM

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