Seedling Selection in Hybridizing Programs; Presented by Nate Bremer; Saturday, February 4, 2023, 10:30 a.m. CST
Selection of superior seedlings in hybridizing programs is an important task which supports introduction of new cultivars into commerce. Consideration of multiple criteria is important in selection to move the peony forward. Looking beyond the beauty of a flower in selected seedlings important to the future success of hybridizing programs. Criteria for consideration may include: disease resistance, stem strength, flower durability and longevity, opening qualities, cut flower use, root quality, propagation ease, and overall plant quality and ease of cultivation. This presentation is given by, APS President, director and hybridizer Nate Bremer. Nate has introduced numerous peony selections and is an experienced hybridizer and grower. Join him for this no-nonsense look at peony selection.