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Imageteddahlia
Nov 30, 2022 3:15 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Thumb of 2022-11-30/teddahlia/e67d36
Two 2022 seedlings. I think I will use this
picture on our web site.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
Imageblown_dry
Nov 30, 2022 6:34 PM CST
Name: Amanda
CA Redwood Coast - Zone 9b
DahliaAddict.com
Purty!
ImageCosey
Nov 30, 2022 8:22 PM CST
Name: LeeAnn
Zone 6b, Pennsylvania
Thumb of 2022-12-01/Cosey/00a807

20th Ave Memory was a great addition to the field this year. Lovely stems, blooms, and productivity. I remember the tubers being small at planting (not a negative for me) and I divided them today. The clump is made up of about 20 pinkie sized tubers. Lol. So I left them in bunches. I think they'll store just fine. They are still firm and plump. 3 tubers to start yielded 11 small clumps for 2023. I may be able to further divide in the spring if I am brave.
ImageIslander
Nov 30, 2022 8:50 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
You could also root a lot of cuttings off those. That is a very sweet flower. I think I have moved too far away from pinks...ended up with so many purples this year. I need to start a shift back to the many shades of pink.
Salish Dahlias
Imageblown_dry
Dec 1, 2022 2:05 AM CST
Name: Amanda
CA Redwood Coast - Zone 9b
DahliaAddict.com
That's precious!
ImageCosey
Dec 1, 2022 7:28 AM CST
Name: LeeAnn
Zone 6b, Pennsylvania
For me personally, I can see the benefits of using cuttings as a propagation tool but it will be used sparingly. It's a completely different ball game in terms of production and cost. For field grown dahlias with the primary goal of tuber production, cuttings do not make a whole lot of economical sense. They rarely out perform a tuber grown plant in terms of tuber yield. But, they do help save genetics in the form of pot tubers (especially for my seed parents) and help boost seedling plant numbers in year 2 & 3 for a successful new introduction later. Cuttings are a lot of maintenance early in the season exactly at the same time as all my packing and shipping. I used cuttings a lot in my early years of growing dahlias, but now I might only do a big push every other season for my Coseytown stock.
Imageteddahlia
Dec 1, 2022 10:49 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Dutch dahlia farmers that sell the infamous small pot tubers everywhere in the USA, grow their dahlias from cuttings. No tubers there except for those used make sprouts for cuttings. You need lots and lots of greenhouse space for that type of growing.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
ImageCosey
Dec 1, 2022 12:12 PM CST
Name: LeeAnn
Zone 6b, Pennsylvania
teddahlia wrote:Dutch dahlia farmers that sell the infamous small pot tubers everywhere in the USA, grow their dahlias from cuttings. No tubers there except for those used make sprouts for cuttings. You need lots and lots of greenhouse space for that type of growing.


Exactly. I have a 5 tiered shelving unit in my basement. I can have 54ish mother 50-70 mother tubers giving cuttings and the rest of the space is to actually care for the newly rooted cuttings until they can be hardened off outside.
SteveM
Dec 1, 2022 5:53 PM CST
Name: Steve
San Diego
Commercial cut flower grower
teddahlia wrote:Thumb of 2022-11-30/teddahlia/e67d36
Two 2022 seedlings. I think I will use this
picture on our web site.


I'm looking forward to seeing your new website.

ImageAndreaB
Dec 1, 2022 6:48 PM CST
Name: Andrea
SE Michigan
Each time I see this pic of Ted’s WL’s, I can’t decide which one I like better. They are both so dang pretty!
ImageIslander
Dec 1, 2022 7:01 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
I love the lavender blues so It is not a problem for me :-)
Salish Dahlias
AKWindWatcher
Dec 2, 2022 1:11 AM CST
Name: Erika
Zone 3b, Matanuska-Susitna Val
Wowsers! Love those seedlings!
ImageKitCMC
Dec 3, 2022 1:15 PM CST
Name: Cate
Wisconsin
SteveM wrote:

I'm looking forward to seeing your new website.



Same here!
AKWindWatcher
Dec 3, 2022 9:53 PM CST
Name: Erika
Zone 3b, Matanuska-Susitna Val
KitCMC wrote:

Same here!


Me three!! Big Yellow Grin
Imageteddahlia
Dec 9, 2022 2:05 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Thumb of 2022-12-09/teddahlia/eee45b
seedling 2015
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
ImageAndreaB
Dec 9, 2022 3:20 PM CST
Name: Andrea
SE Michigan
Look at those curls Lovey dubby
ImageCosey
Dec 10, 2022 5:12 PM CST
Name: LeeAnn
Zone 6b, Pennsylvania
I know those curly blooms can look artistic one min then trash the next but dang this one is nice.
Imageteddahlia
Dec 16, 2022 2:50 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Thumb of 2022-12-16/teddahlia/35212b
Cute little seedling.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
SteveM
Dec 16, 2022 4:20 PM CST
Name: Steve
San Diego
Commercial cut flower grower
Do you have two with that coloring or is this the one you posted before?I really like the mysterious genetics on those with this color break. HH Double Take is in my top 5 favorite dahlias. I have planted 30 plants of Double Take for two years now but each year the gophers have left me with only three plants to dig in the fall. I am moving my field this year to a location where the gophers might not be so educated. btw... HH Double Take has an excellent vase life and does not shatter.

Imageteddahlia
Dec 16, 2022 4:37 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
I made a "New Years Resolution" that all pictures would be labeled immediately. We all know where this is going. I am sure we kept this seedling but we are unsure at this time which one is which. If it is the one I think it is we have 4 tubers of it. I have only a couple of tubers of Doubletake but still have it. Berry Purple is still going strong.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
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