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'Apple Blossom' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 86-752
most recent 22 JUL 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 22 JUL 15 by DWalter
A healthy, fast-growing, completely unproblematic rose. Does well even in a location shaded most of the day, but will do long shoots to find more light of course. Mine stands at the garden border north of a 6 ft. wall and in the shade of our neighbour's huge firethorn. It grows along a chain towards to the sun. Huge clusters of long-lasting flowers.
Discussion id : 20-440
most recent 27 JUN 15 SHOW ALL
Initial post 20 JUL 07 by NEroseman
This beautiful rambler was hybridized by Jackson Dawson at Boston's Arnold Arboretum, c.1890, and later put in commerce by Luther Burbank (1932). It is one of the first hybrid multiflora ramblers bred in the U.S.
Reply #1 of 5 posted 20 JUL 07 by Cass
NERM, you can read USA Plant Patent 65 online, filed by Luther Burbank's widow on June 30, 1932, showing her, as executrix of Luther Burbank's estate, as the inventor. It would be nice to have a reference from the Arnold Arboretum predating the patent to show Jackson Dawson's involvement! Or was your comment about Dawson, one parent?
Reply #2 of 5 posted 20 JUL 07 by Cass
NERM, did I misunderstand your point? Were you refering to Dawson as being bred by Dawson? Your comment came up under Apple Blossom.
Reply #3 of 5 posted 21 JUL 07 by NEroseman
Cass: No, I meant 'Apple Blossom' alright. I have proof that this is one of Jackson Dawson's early hybridizations & will send the documented references to you by private email. Notice that Mrs. Burbank's patent is quite vague on parentage & who bred it...
Reply #4 of 5 posted 21 JUL 07 by Cass
I'd love to have the information. Yes, I noticed how vague the patent application was. I wonder if that was before there were patent examiners. And yet Dawson is the acknowledged seed parent in Modern Roses at some point. Time to do some digging in the old American Rose annuals.
Reply #5 of 5 posted 27 JUN 15 by CybeRose
Did Plant Patents Create the American Rose? by Petra Moser and Paul W. Rhode p. 418 (in The Rate and Direction of Inventive Activity Revisited (2012) By Josh Lerner, Scott Stern)

Patent examiners were especially lenient in granting patents for nursery stock that Luther Burbank had developed with financing from Stark Brothers and that was owned by Stark Nurseries after his death (Allyn 1944, 54). In 1933 alone, the USPTO granted nine patents to Burbank's estate, including two for roses (PP65 and 66, Burbank's Apple Blossom and Burbanks 'Golden Sunset), four for plums, two for peaches (PP12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 18), and one for a new variety of cherry (PP41). As late as 1937 and 1938, the USPTO granted PP235 for Burbank's Golden Comet (in 1937) and PP266, PP267, and PP269 for Burbank's Copper Climber, Burbank's Snow White Climber, and Burbank's Dawn Glow (in 1938). None of these posthumously patented roses became commercially important (Terry 1966).
Discussion id : 23-066
most recent 15 DEC 07 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 14 DEC 07 by Patricia Routley
How do I tell the difference between 'Blush Rambler' and 'Apple Blossom'?
Cass - I note your pictures of both roses in Roseraie du l'Hay are pretty similar.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 15 DEC 07 by HMF Admin
Cass is off-line for a little bit.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 15 DEC 07 by jedmar
The roses at L'Ha├┐ may be mixed up. 'Blush Rambler' there is not almost thornless, as the descriptions would have it. Fragrance (Blush Rambler) seems to be the main difference, while the petals of 'Apple Blossom' should be more crinkled/ruffled. However, that would be difficult to judge unless they are side by side.
Discussion id : 18-514
most recent 5 MAY 07 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 5 MAY 07 by Barbara NZ
I was astounded at how fast and easily this rose grew. I gave you a photo of it in its larger size against a fence. I have not watered or fed this rose once. Yes, I do live in New Zealand and in an area of high rain fall. I live on rain water actually! But, it is an amazing rose and is now huge! Good for a beginner who wants instant success. Thanks Luther Burbank!
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