Originally Posted by RC_Colas
I plan to perform a backcross seed run to the original P1 seeds in 2017 and will keep you posted on the results
Great! I was just wondering what was happening with this one. Been interested in the Copalita for a while. Just wondering why one would choose backcrossing to P1(P1xP2) over inbreeding (P2xP2)? Are you trying to fix a specific trait/s?
What are your long-term plans and breeding goals are for this line? Preservation for private use? Or any plans to make it freely available one day? If you don't mind me asking that is?
Also just want to thank-you RC_Colas for all the preservation work you do with Copalita and the other interesting varieties that come your way. It's always nice to watch the all these great grow shows and see these heirloom gems preserved and shared among the ICMag community.