Monday, October 19, 2015
'Midnight Blue' X Basye's Thornless
A seedling from 2013, coming from a cross of 'Midnight Blue' X Basye's Thornless, this is one of my favorite Basye's Thornless seedlings. It is fully remontant, nearly thornless, blooming in very large clusters, and produces abundant hips. I learned this year that the seeds germinate very well. So of course I had to use it extensively this year as a seed parent. One of the crosses that I am most hopeful for is a cross of this seedling X 'Blue for You'. Since there are many hips, I hope to have several seedlings to look at from this cross in about 5 months. This seedling is also the seedling that I highlighted in Winter, Spring or Fall, that had good fall colors and hips.