|Ray's stripe JESSIKA|
Stripes are exactly as the name describes, they have radial stripes formed by meal or colour.
Many of the stripes are somewhat uneven and have a ragged edge or outline; this is because the stripes are formed from two different materials (edge & body) which tend to grow at different rates.
The cultivars that have a more even form are those that have one body colour and the stripe is formed by farina.
|Ray's stripe NATASHA|
|Ray's stripe SOFIA|
|Ray's stripe GERDA|
An odd stripe is Merlin which is classified as a double stripe.
Stripes are interesting, easy to grow and do very well in Sweden.
|Merlin - double stripe|
|Lord Saye en Sele|
Next week I will be writing about sowing auricula seeds.