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HYB: Yellow/Orange Names -- Continued


Both GOLDEN APPLE (Plough, 75) and its sib GOLDEN INGOT (Plough '73) are 
pictured in Eden Road Catalogs and the registered color names are used in the 
descriptions so this tells us something about Gordon Plough's eye for color.  

Repeating the GOLDEN APPLE data, so you don't have to go plowing through the 
archives: 

The standards are lemon yellow (4/1), which corresponds to RHS 13B.  The RHS 
name chart also calls it lemon yellow, but if you're talking about 
old-fashioned homemade butter rather than today's store-bought stuff,  I'd 
say that "deep butter yellow" is a pretty good subjective description.  The 
falls' "lemon yellow (4)" corresponds to RHS 13A -- same color but slightly 
deeper in tone.  The beard's "Indian yellow (6) corresponds to RHS 16B -- 
which means it is just slightly oranger than the falls. 

GOLDEN INGOT is simply described as saffron yellow (7/1) with a cadmium 
orange beard.  There is no exact correlation in the RHS system, but 
interpolating between benchmarks I find it must be quite close to RHS 21B.  
Again, the chip & catalog photo are a close match.

If you fan out the chips, it becomes clear that the progression goes from 
lemon yellow through Indian yellow through saffron yellow to cadmium orange.  
Without the chips -- or, better yet -- flowers for side-by-side comparision, 
the distinctions are subtle. 

Sharon McAllister



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