Mortality was high on the 11 first-year sprouts planted from the cross,
but this one seems healthy. There are generally too many latent faults
in my parentages to make sibling crosses advisable, but I might try it here.
The reblooming one is one of only 2 second-year sprouts. The other one is
OK so far. Supports the assertion that darker ones tend to sprout later.
The redder one behind the sib is Winesap X Wearing Rubies.
BTW, Jan - Both parents of the reddish winter maiden are short TBs.
Betty - Sorry, no photo, but I did have a (Renown x Rip City) X Starring
seedling last spring that I liked enough to set seeds on. Dark red, not short.
Mary Lou, near Indianapolis, Z5