Pic of the Day--Little Aurora

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Pic of the Day--Little Aurora

Postby Hank Zumach » Jun 06, 2007 9:13 am

Hi All--For several years after getting Little Aurora in 2000 I thought I either had a bad plant or I had it growing in the wrong conditions. Based on Zilis's listing of 40x14, I was expecting more than the 10x6, 9x6, and 11x5 measurements the plant produced in its first three years. I guess I should have been paying closer attention to Lemke's listing of 12x8 because finally in 2004 it went to 16x7 and was essentially the same in 2005 at 17x7. Even for a Tokudama derivative, that is a slow growth rate. Little Aurora is aptly named, providing a nice, bright, gold mound of foliage. As with most of the Tokudamas, slugs have not been a problem.

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The pix are from 2002, 2003 and 2005.
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Little Aurora 6-26-03c 068.jpg

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Postby wishiwere » Jun 06, 2007 9:24 am

Sounds like a good yellow to invest in! Thanks!
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Postby renaldo75 » Jun 06, 2007 9:26 am

At least yours will grow & has gotten somewhat larger & fuller over time, Hank. I think I'm on my 3rd one now - I'd have to look at my records to make sure. But last year I combined 2 into one tiny plant with 2 tiny eyes. The largest leaves on each might have been the size of a quarter. They were planted in different locations & they had seemed to be doing well the year before. This year I'm down to one of those eyes & if the 2 leaves were combined they might be the size of a quarter. :???: I don't see myself getting another one.
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Tiny Aurora, RIP

Postby thehostagourmet » Jun 06, 2007 9:43 am

Reldon, mine from 1990 met the same fate. I moved it several times to give it better growing conditions, but it departed last year.

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Postby DBoweMD » Jun 06, 2007 10:21 am

Mine finally died this year, never grew well.
I do have Golden Prayers that is better, and always has been, and I wonder if it is really Little Aurora because of the confusion in the trade, and it looks a lot like Sultana and Little Sunspot. I'll be growing them together this year.
I got both Little Aurora and Golden Prayers from Ruh's Homestead division. but if this one is LA, then I don't know what the other one was that died!
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Postby renaldo75 » Jun 06, 2007 1:20 pm

Well at least I'm not alone in my inablility to grow this one. LOL

Dave - I thought from reading what Zilis said about the 2 that Golden Prayers was larger than Little Aurora... :hmm:
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Little Aurora vs. Golden Prayers

Postby thehostagourmet » Jun 06, 2007 1:56 pm

The REAL 'Golden Prayers' is much larger than 'Little Aurora'.

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Postby renaldo75 » Jun 06, 2007 1:59 pm

Thanks, George - that's what I was thinking. I just didn't feel like picking up the book that's 6" from my hand to find out. :wink:
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Postby newtohosta-no more » Jun 06, 2007 2:14 pm

Hmmm...now I'm going to have to go look to see if my LA made it this year. It's looked pretty good in the past. :???:
Your pics sure are pretty , Hank, so whatever you're doing is working well. :wink: :D
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