Besides the fan blooming, there are 16 fans. The primary
first increase are rhizome relics, so it probably at least tried to
bloom last year sometime. My best guess is primary
over the winter of 2010/11 and largest increase did the same last
fall/winter after the 3 week record summer heat and drought. A
illustration of why I keep these things around so long. Durn
Of course that's just conjecture... But I've composted some
out of Winesap, so it would make sense.
Gobs of pollen, like every redish thing here. Only 4 days in, but
like a pod by 06-1ARE: Immortality X Wearing Rubies, a short, early
yellow posted 9/14/08 that has lots of buds and branches. Now
you guys have me thinking this one reblooms, I'll be
fancy on the last 2 blooms. Thanks for that!
The beard color is hard, dark orange-ish. Not exactly
tangerine. A far
cry from Winesap's beard color and width, though.
IDIS show this Saturday at Holliday Park in Indianapolis. Going to
pretty much a beardless show.
Nice seedlings, Robert! Particularly like that space-ager.
Mary Lou, near Indianapolis, Z5