Thecurtainwith here. Wanted to start this thread to introduce all you fine folks to the variety that I’ll be preserving for my first FBSC preservation run of the year. My primary goal with this open pollination seed increase is exactly that- to preserve the maximum genetic diversity within these seeds and make as many seeds as possible!
The RSC Iranian sounds like some cool stuff based on the description off Angus’ website.
These seeds were donated to this effort by our own generous and knowledgable @Upstate ! Let’s give him a hand folks- he’s a real one. Here’s his two cents on this line:
“This collection is near to the border with Afghanistan, but it is still hundreds of miles from the main hash producing region near Mazar. This collection is from closer to the Iranian gene pool than it is to The Afghani gene pool, but being that the Afghani gene pool is more popular, I’m guessing it’s going to be a nice mix of the two.”
Seeds were popped yesterday at around 9pm, put them in a glass of room temperature water,. After a 24 hour soak, I placed them in moist paper towels in a loosely covered Tupperware container. Tomorrow morning, I’ll check in and see if they’ve cracked. I’ll keep regular updates going during the germination process, and check in at least once a week throughout the whole cycle. I plan to hopefully find some good parents to take clones off of and keep around for line breeding in the future.
Here’s some pictures of these beautiful beans:
Grab a chair, roll one up, and stick around for the ride!