Not the sharpest pic, AJ01 on left, Alabama on right. This season Alabama produced much chunkier traps than AJ01, while the AJ01 is redder - the red color on the tube and the lip has filled in nicely I think!
Wow, that looks very nice Calen! Here's the story behind AJ01: WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.....aaay back in the late 90's, when carrying a "boom-box" on your shoulders was in vogue, a guy by the name of Art Junier had just moved from Soquel, CA to San Jose, CA. He had one of the best collections I had ever seen: he had almost EVERYTHING! I visited his collection in the fall, and we were working out a trade when I spotted this clone in it's fullest glory, AJ01 (AJ stands for art junier, BTW). It stood out from the rest of the collection, and I immediately begged him if I could get a piece (he had said no many times previously, but I had never seen the fall pitchers in their fullest glory, and was determined to get a piece). He finally had a piece to spare, and that's how I got it...no idea where it originally came from, or the history beyond that.
Art disappeared around 2003, and nobody has been able to locate or contact him since then...we suspect he passed away. (Edit: Art's alive and well! He finally contacted me after more than a decade!) On the other hand, the time I did spend hanging out with Art was quite memorable: he's very much "one of us" and we connected on a very nerdy plant level.
Anyhow, here's some pix of my AJ01:
Last Edit: Sept 21, 2015 19:01:32 GMT -5 by meizzwang
Post by meizzwang on Sept 22, 2015 13:37:27 GMT -5
Crazy story: Art Junier just emailed me a few days ago! He's ALIIIIIIIIIIIIIVe!!!!! Wooo-HOOOO!!!! You want to talk about someone who helped inspire this collection, he's the man! He was pulling rabbits out of a hat far before I had any of this stuff figured out. Hopefully he gets back to me soon so we can catch up. He gave me a lot of killer genetics way back in the day, so the least I can do is get him started back into the hobby.
Took this photo of S. leucophylla AJ01 on 9/20/15. This clone has been established in perhaps more than 100 collections in the US, and I'm sure it'll make its way overseas in time if it hasn't already. It certainly is a keeper:
stu: Hi Mike: I’m pleased to report that the S. rubra wherryi Chatom Giant you sent has arrived in great shape as did the bonus plant from NC. Both are now back under southern skies and are feeling warm, humid, and at home again. Thanks!
Jul 22, 2020 13:21:21 GMT -5
sanguinearocks101: I am planning on doing an order from Mike... and I’m on a budget, some of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made
Aug 27, 2020 8:28:29 GMT -5
sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
Sept 10, 2020 18:46:52 GMT -5
adaetz100: Sarracenia purpurea tends to add a lot of red/purple to its offspring, but there are some lovely dark red flava x leucophylla crosses too. Look up 'Royal Ruby' if you're not familiar with it already--it's a natural flava x leuco hybrid
Sept 22, 2020 20:15:04 GMT -5
sarrseens: How about $50
Oct 3, 2020 10:35:54 GMT -5