Donald -- I short-handed the
hybridizing a bit in that last posting. Here's the full process. I'm
sharing it primarily for the benfit of those who are considering bringing modern
form from older varieties:
1. WABASH was crossed with a Crossman yellow TB
seedling of the late 1970s to give it more modern form. That
produced a murky yellow bi-tone TB seedling that had good form and
branching. I have always simply called it YBT (for "yellow
(A 10-year gap in my hybridizing
2. WABASH was crossed with YBT in 1992, producing
TB 93L1 (attached).
3. 93L1 was crossed with CHAMPAGNE ELEGANCE, a
TB, in 1994 to reintroduce the amoena effect, producing 952Y3 (attached),
which was a bi-color TB.
4. 952Y3 was crossed with BEST BET, a
near-amoena TB (albeit a "small tall"), in 1995, producing AGAINST THE TIDE, a
full amoena border-bearded.
Photos of 93L1, 952Y3 and AGAINST THE TIDE are
attached to show the progression. -- Griff
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