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galina

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2020
« Reply #80 on: October 30, 2020, 12:03:07 »
Jang,

Brown does not equate to 'ripe to eat'.  The best stage for eating is like the two green smaller cucumbers in my picture.  I think (well hope) dark brown means 'seed ripe'.  The nearly full sized cucumber that is slightly turning brown, is also good eating, and still has immature seeds that do not need to be removed.  At this stage the variety could perhaps benefit from peeling, but we have not needed to.  I have not looked inside the fully brown one and it is the first time I have been growing this variety.  Fingers crossed for mature seeds inside.  But I will leave it to mature further before cutting and extracting seeds.

This variety is very sweet, seeds are developing quite slowly and I have not had a hint of 'burp back'.  They are different from ordinary cucumbers.  :wave:

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2020
« Reply #80 on: October 30, 2020, 12:03:07 »

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2020
« Reply #81 on: October 31, 2020, 13:13:55 »
Talking of Adam , I do not have enough for the circle , but I do have 2 seeds of Syrian cucumber and six seeds of Syrian courgette if anyone fancies ....  He is local and when he can attend the seed swap is always interesting .

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2020
« Reply #82 on: November 01, 2020, 07:01:51 »
I can see why you have quite a lot of AA varieties, Markfield Rover. Great!
If no-one else takes you up on your offer of Syrian cucumber seeds I’d appreciate them.

Thanks for the description of the growth habit of Zanzibar cucumber, Galina. It sounds intriguingly different. Your fully brown fruit looks very promising for mature seed. Fingers crossed.

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2020
« Reply #83 on: November 01, 2020, 13:02:31 »
wenn do you want the seeds?

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2020
« Reply #84 on: November 02, 2020, 06:46:09 »
Good question, Ruud. The simple answer is the sooner the better. If you have them ready, please send. I’ll pm everyone the details.

We also need a cutoff time and I’d welcome feedback on this. Looking back, the latest date to post over the last few years has been in January or even February. What does anyone feel about moving this forward? December of course means packets getting embroiled in the Christmas logjam. Is near the end of November too early for people? Some seed of course might struggle to be ready that soon so do let me know what works best for you.

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2020
« Reply #85 on: November 02, 2020, 11:32:58 »
End of november suits me fine,but i cant speak for the rest.

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2020
« Reply #86 on: November 02, 2020, 11:55:51 »
End November good here to , thanks.

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2020
« Reply #87 on: November 02, 2020, 15:57:30 »
Late Nov is fine for me, too. Like an early Xmas package... a seedy Advent calender if you will... a bit of a stretch?

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2020
« Reply #88 on: November 03, 2020, 07:27:45 »
An Advent calendar,that keeps on giving , you’ve given the likes of T&M food for thought (literally) Dragons Den!! When I receive the parcel I’ve been known to circle it for at least a week waiting for the right moment .

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2020
« Reply #89 on: November 03, 2020, 07:49:34 »
Possible here as well, maybe with different content.  :wave:

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2020
« Reply #90 on: November 03, 2020, 16:23:05 »
Sorry it is too early for mature seed from Courgette Golden Marbre and for the cucumber Zanzibar, maybe next year.

We have: 

White Courgette Greek from HSL 2019

Red veined Sorrel 2019

CFB Mazlenk Rumen Visok II 2020

DFB Snake from HSL 2020
description and picture in 2015 catalogue
https://studyres.com/doc/7774487/heritage-seed-library
Grown on the edge of the Lincolnshire Fens by our donor’s father since the 1940s, these prolific and bushy “knee high” plants produce beautiful mauve flowers and striking flat, green pods with purple striping. Best as young, tender pods, when they are delicious steamed, though the dried beans have a great flavour and meaty texture.

Melon Collective Farm Woman from Realseeds. 2020
https://www.realseeds.co.uk/melons.html

CFB Tirana's Rotviolette (red violet from Tirana) from Bohnenatlas 2020

CFB Bosnian 2020

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2020
« Reply #91 on: November 04, 2020, 11:13:13 »
Thanks Galina. A great selection, and thanks to you and to everyone for being happy to adjust to an earlier exchange by the end of the month. I hope that seed returns will make a pleasant early Christmas present at a time when other pleasures might be thinner on the ground than usual.

I've sent out PMs with details. Let me know if any problems. Looking forward to some exciting exchanges as we enter the gloms of winter and Lockdown Two!

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2020
« Reply #92 on: November 04, 2020, 21:53:34 »
Varieties in the pipeline. Do update if no longer the case.

Galina
White Courgette Greek
Red veined Sorrel
CFB Mazlenk Rumen Visok II
DFB Snake
Melon Collective Farm Woman
CFB Tirana's Rotviolette
CFB Bosnian

Vetivert
Blooming Prairie dual-purpose dwarf bean
Beefy Resilient Grex dwarf drying beans
Sweet Meat - Oregon Homestead maxima squash
Mullein
Früher Heinrich mangetout pea
Redventure celery
Magic Manna flour corn
Hooker’s Sweet Indian sweetcorn

Markfield Rover
Hangman’s Door pea,
Nasturtium Blue Pepe,
Syrian broad bean,
Bloody Warrior lettuce

Ruud
Solar Flare tomato?

Jang
Rosella tomato
Dancing with Smurfs tomato
Black Opal tomato
Dehybridised Sungold tomato
Avi Juan pea
Magnolia Blossom pea
Opal Creek pea
Dill

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2020
« Reply #93 on: November 05, 2020, 08:24:28 »
Update... plus
Tomatoes.. Syrian Stuffer and Burmese Sour.
Pea ..........Victorian   Purple Pod.
 
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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2020
« Reply #94 on: November 05, 2020, 11:26:51 »
Thanks. Sorry I hadn't added.

Galina
White Courgette Greek
Red veined Sorrel
CFB Mazlenk Rumen Visok II
DFB Snake
Melon Collective Farm Woman
CFB Tirana's Rotviolette
CFB Bosnian

Vetivert
Blooming Prairie dual-purpose dwarf bean
Beefy Resilient Grex dwarf drying beans
Sweet Meat - Oregon Homestead maxima squash
Mullein
Früher Heinrich mangetout pea
Redventure celery
Magic Manna flour corn
Hooker’s Sweet Indian sweetcorn

Markfield Rover
Hangman’s Door pea,
Nasturtium Blue Pepe,
Syrian broad bean,
Bloody Warrior lettuce
Burmese Sour tomato
Syrian Stuffer tomato
Victorian Purple Podded pea

Ruud
Solar Flare tomato?

Jang
Rosella tomato
Dancing with Smurfs tomato
Black Opal tomato
Dehybridised Sungold tomato
Avi Juan pea
Magnolia Blossom pea
Opal Creek pea
Dill

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2020
« Reply #95 on: November 07, 2020, 15:26:26 »
tomatoes for the seed saving circle 2020:pamplemousse du grand pere
                                                           solar flare
                                                           dalyan
                                                           heathertington pink
                                                           green cherokee

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2020
« Reply #96 on: November 09, 2020, 06:31:20 »
That’s great, Ruud. Thanks. Will revise the list.

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2020
« Reply #97 on: November 09, 2020, 10:33:27 »
I've also added a couple more things -  Red Orach and Jaerert pea, a very petite Norwegian heritage variety

Galina
White Courgette Greek
Red veined Sorrel
CFB Mazlenk Rumen Visok II
DFB Snake
Melon Collective Farm Woman
CFB Tirana's Rotviolette
CFB Bosnian

Vetivert[/b][/u]
Blooming Prairie dual-purpose dwarf bean
Beefy Resilient Grex dwarf drying beans
Sweet Meat - Oregon Homestead maxima squash
Mullein
Früher Heinrich mangetout pea
Redventure celery
Magic Manna flour corn
Hooker’s Sweet Indian sweetcorn

Markfield Rover
Hangman’s Door pea,
Nasturtium Blue Pepe,
Syrian broad bean,
Bloody Warrior lettuce
Burmese Sour tomato
Syrian Stuffer tomato
Victorian Purple Podded pea

Ruud
Solar Flare tomato
Pamplemousse du Grand Père tomato
Dalyan tomato
Heathertington Pink tomato
Green Cherokee tomato

Jang
Rosella tomato
Dancing with Smurfs tomato
Black Opal tomato
Dehybridised Sungold tomato
Avi Juan pea
Jaerert pea
Magnolia Blossom pea
Opal Creek pea
Dill
Atriplex hortensis Red Orach

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2020
« Reply #98 on: November 09, 2020, 13:13:56 »
Wow!  So much to look forward to.   :sunny:

My seeds are in the post on their way to you.   :wave:

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2020
« Reply #99 on: November 10, 2020, 06:57:59 »
Thanks Galina. Looking forward! And yes, a very exciting range. Markfield Rover’s seed already arrived a couple of days ago - very quick off the mark!

 

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