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Title: Varieties Joseph is looking for
Post by: keen101 on 2016-February-13 12:30:35 PM
Joseph, are there an crops that you are particularly interested in gaining more diversity?

From what i can tell you are looking for more and better shelling peas, early dwarf peas, and various dry beans. Anything else i should keep an eye out for?
Title: Re: Varieties Joseph is looking for
Post by: joseph on 2016-February-13 02:51:54 PM

My problem with growing pea seed is due to my management practices, not to lack of suitable genetics. A seed eating weevil eats the seeds. I need to get them harvested, dried, and frozen more quickly.

I am looking for:

Wild Tomato species and interspecies crosses, for example:
Lycopersicon glandulosum
Lycopersicon hirsutum
Lycopersicon peruvianum
Solanum chilense
Solanum chmielewskii
Solanum corneliomulleri
Solanum habrochaites
Solanum pennellii
Solanum peruvianum
I'm not interested in tomatoes in general, only in wild species and in crosses with wild tomatoes.

Miscellaneous fruits and vegetables
Actinidia arguta (hardy kiwi)
Beets: open pollinated only.
Cabbage: open pollinated only.
Garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
Goji berry
Physalis peruviana (cape gooseberry)
Tepary beans: any variety other than blue/gray specked.
Turnip, purple top white globe
Landrace varieties of any annual fruit or vegetable.

Medicinals, Herbs, & Spices especially if possibly winter hardy (USDA zone 4b) or self seeding annuals.
Arnica montana
Arnica chamissonis
Artemisia dracunculus (Tarragon)
Artemisia vulgaris (Mugwort)
Astragalus propinquus
Actaea racemosa (Black cohosh)
Chamomile suitable for tea
Fat hen
Ginseng, American
Ladies mantle
Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender)
Lemon balm
Licorice root
Marrubium vulgare (horehound)
Sage (any culinary variety)
Satureja hortensis (Summer savory)
St John's wort
Tanacetum parthenium (Feverfew)
Thymus vulgaris (Thyme)
Valeriana officinalis (Valerian)

Very Cold Hardy Cactus. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
Echinocereus triglochidiatus
Echinocereus viridiflorus
Escobaria leei
Escobaria missouriensis subsp. missouriensis
Escobaria sneedii
Maihuenia patagonica
Maihuenia poeppigii
Opuntia fragilis
Pediocactus nigrispinus
Other cactus possibly hardy in USDA zone 4b.

And for the following pollinated seeds only, not tubers, cuttings, bulbils, nor cloves.
True sweet potato seeds.
True garlic seeds.
True potato seeds.
Puget Sparkle dahlia
Colorado Classic dahlia
Mingus Toni dahlia
Chilson's Pride dahlia

I have quarantined my garden against importing bulbs or bulbils of onion or garlic.
Title: Re: Varieties Joseph is looking for
Post by: Michael on 2016-February-26 01:35:07 PM
As an aside the Purple Smudge tomato inherited purple shoulders/green jelly from S. peruvianm and the Indigo/Blue tomatos from OSU combine three traits, Aubergine (Abg) from S. lycopersicoides, Anthocyanin fruit tomato (Aft) from S. clilense and atroviolaceae (atv) from S. cheesemanii.  More a point of interest than anything else.
Title: Re: Varieties Joseph is looking for
Post by: couloir007 on 2016-April-05 04:35:32 AM
I have comfrey seeds I collected last year from plants I started from seed and have survived two zone 3 winters. Each winter the low temperatures were at least -30, and the ground froze at least 4'-5' deep. I can send you half of what I have, 10-15 seeds. I'd like some of your musk melons and winter squash seeds if you still have any available. I can send postage with the comfrey seeds.
Title: Re: Varieties Joseph is looking for
Post by: keen101 on 2017-January-24 08:24:29 PM
As an aside the Purple Smudge tomato inherited purple shoulders/green jelly from S. peruvianum.

Cool. Perhaps a tomato worth getting for it's S. peruvianum heritage. Perhaps even for trying to backcross to S. peruvianum. hmm... not a bad idea...

also if the OSU derived blue tomatoes have so many wild genes still in them i wonder if they could be used as a bridge species for other hard to cross species such as S. peruvianum or S. pennellii...