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JasonG

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Hi All,
Hoping to draw on the collective knowledge of the group. I have a plant blooming out and trying to confirm if it’s label is correct. Labeled as a Fox Valley Fireball. It is very pale as you can see from the pictures. What do you guys think? I like the bloom and just wanted to see what the group thought.

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I think not - there's not enough "point" to the pouch.

@ Tom Kalina ought to chime in, since he registered the cross.
 

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I agree with Ray. The shape and color is off for Fox Valley Fireball. The shape is a more significant indication that it is not Fireball. I would be curious to hear what @tomkalina thinks.

Whatever it is, it is lovely. I like that more rounded pouch and the soft color!
 

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Doesn't look like the typical Fox Valley Fireball color although the color could be pale due to elevated growing temps? I'd also expect a somewhat longer pouch and darker pouch orifice markings on an FVF. Here's a photo of Phrag. Fox Valley Fireball 'Cherry Bomb' AM/AOS for comparison.
 

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Not Fox Valley Fireball. Where did you get it from? I've seen something similar before.
I actually think I picked up here. Possibly as part of one of the auctions. I am not upset just trying to figure out what it is.
 

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Doesn't look like the typical Fox Valley Fireball color although the color could be pale due to elevated growing temps? I'd also expect a somewhat longer pouch and darker pouch orifice markings on an FVF. Here's a photo of Phrag. Fox Valley Fireball 'Cherry Bomb' AM/AOS for comparison.
I have been looking at it in comparison to my division of Cinnamon Fire (also in bloom now). The pouch is a bit too round and closed. The color has been pretty consistent even on last year’s blooming.
 
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