Discussion of Colors, Forms or Varieties forum: Mini FD ?

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mandolls
Jul 12, 2016 9:27 AM CST
Name: Geof
WI
I was just looking through the ADS listings, and they don't list Mini FD as a form.

Is this a new classification that they haven't updated? or is it actually not a legit form?
Imageteddahlia
Jul 12, 2016 9:38 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
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Micro Dahlias: The class originated in the San Francisco area where they actively encouraged clubs to provide a class in the shows for micro dahlias. They wanted all types to be represented as micro flowers and the size was suggested to be 2 inches or less but they have also mentioned 2.5 inches or less. I believe the ADS encouraged clubs to have a class for them at the shows last year. I believe the intention is to have them included into the Classification book when there are enough of them. Bill McLaren of Alpen fame has been busy breeding them and has several of them. FD would only be one of many of the types. It is extraordinarily difficult to breed SCs and cactus that small.
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ImageBenny101
Jul 12, 2016 1:43 PM CST
Greenville MI - zone 5b
According to Swan Island and what I had read a" minature or M FD " was up to 4" in diameter ? I so I thought , was the next size smaller than a BB
mandolls
Jul 12, 2016 1:47 PM CST
Name: Geof
WI
Benny101 wrote:According to Swan Island and what I had read a" minature or M FD " was up to 4" in diameter ? I so I thought , was the next size smaller than a BB



Thats what I thought.

Ted - don't you have several that you label as MFD ?

Imageteddahlia
Jul 12, 2016 3:49 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Yes, Miniature FD is a class. Hollyhill Purely Purple is one.
There are Giant FD, Large FD, Medium FD, Small FD, Min FD and some time in the future, micro FD
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mandolls
Jul 12, 2016 4:14 PM CST
Name: Geof
WI
OK - They just aren't listed separately on the ADS pages

Thanks Ted
addicted
Jul 15, 2016 3:53 PM CST
Name: Em
NY
We are offering 2 micro classes again this year. One for the best fully double and the other for the best open center. I ordered a couple of McClaren's. One didn't come and one didn't grow. Disappointing!
Em in NY
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