Revolution and Pathfinder

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Revolution and Pathfinder

Postby redcrx » May 02, 2009 6:39 am

Is there a difference? Does anyone have both in their garden to see a difference?

I am trying to ID a plant that popped the same time as Pathfinder but photos from last year show green specks in the the white center so I thought it might be Revolution.
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Re: Revolution and Pathfinder

Postby renaldo75 » May 02, 2009 9:48 am

If memory serves me [and I'm getting old-er so it may not] - they are both similar sports from the same family tree - just different branches. Revolution is a sport of Loyalist I'm pretty sure without looking. Not sure what Pathfinder sported from, but I'm sure someone can tell you...
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Re: Revolution and Pathfinder

Postby Linda P » May 03, 2009 7:23 am

Pathfinder is listed as a tetraploid sport of Francee, so definitely in the same family. The margins are wider on it than on Revolution, and in my garden, the ''grass clippings' are much more prominent on Revolution. If my memory serves me correctly (and it doesn't always!!!) it seems that the green spots are pretty faint as it's unfurling, and show up darker a little later on.
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Re: Revolution and Pathfinder

Postby mooie » May 03, 2009 9:12 pm

My Revolution and Pathfinder are quite different at least in size. Pathfinder is the more vigorous of the two and has hands down beaten Revolution in not only size but seed production. I don't think the Pathfinder is quite as speckled tho as the Revolution. Heres a pic of my Pathfinder from '07.

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Re: Revolution and Pathfinder

Postby redcrx » May 04, 2009 8:22 pm

Nice plant. Thanks for the look at it. I have a couple small ones and a small Revoltion. I had the feeling Pathfinder gets bigger. I'll have to wait and see what the speckles look like on my unnamed one.
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