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(TB) 'Pineapple Sherbet'

1956, Linse

'Pineapple Sherbet' ( Jack Linse, R. 1955). Seedling# JF-1. TB (hybr.), 44" (112 cm). Early midseason bloom. Color Class-Y3, Standards oyster-white lavender tint near edges; falls chartreuse-yellow on oyster-white, slight lavender influence, few lavender flecks. Fertile both ways. Seedling: ( 'The Capitol' x 'Soquel') x 'Joppa Parrot'. Easy Breeze 1956.

From Easy Breeze Gardens catalog, 1956: PINEAPPLE SHERBET (Linse 1956) 44". Midseason. Here is something entirely different and one I have been using much in breeding, with some fascinating results. The breeding of this iris is most interesting, for it is from (The Capitol X Soquel) X Joppa Parrot. This gives it much Onco blood on both sides of the pedigree. It has loads of pollen, which appears fully as potent as that of Joppa Parrot, and in addition sets seeds readily, which are big and fat and germinate readily. A much easier grower than Joppa Parrot, with tall stalks and two fine, widely spaced branches. The foliage being quite short, gives it the appearance of being a bit leggy and for that reason I am introducing it at a lower price than any of the others. The flowers are large and flaring, with wonderful substance. The color is hard to describe- I like to think of it as a Pineapple colored 'Self, but Jeannie, who knows about such things says it has a slightly bitone effect, with standards of oyster white with lavender influence near the edges, and falls of Pineapple (Chartreuse yellow) with the outer parts, midrib and base of beard showing a bit of lavender. Beard is yellow, and the falls sometimes show a few lavender flecks. A handsome hybrid- a breeder of real value. Net $15.00

NOTE: Also listed in AB web. 'Pineapple Sherbet'.

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