[NAFEX] fairfax strawberries
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Mon Jan 12 11:54:03 EST 2004
If you do get plants from the NCGR, may I make a suggestion? I worked there
for a while, and while I can't swear the process hasn't changed, the most
common way they usually sent material was to root runners from the potted
collection held in a screen house. Potted plants don't usually produce huge
numbers of runners, so you aren't going to get many plants. Rather than
plant them straight out in the ground, I'd suggest potting up some and try
to grow them with some sort of protection from insects. The aforementioned
screen house is covered with extremely fine screen, mesh about half the size
of regular window screens (about like cheese cloth) to prevent entry by
aphids and other insects that might spread virus. You might want to create
a cage like that in which to increase the plants and maintain some clean
stock for future use.
Incidently, the runners were usually cut off the plants and put in a mist
bench to root. It usually took only a week or so before they could be
potted up. This was a lot faster than layering them the old way.
To be honest, it's easy and not easy. If the accession is at Corvallis
(which strawberries are) it's fairly easy.
First see if its available and where
To search the Nat'l Germplasm Repository goto
<click on Accession Area Queries>
In the text search field type 'Fairfax' (no quotes) and submit
The third result is:
3 NPGS Accession: PI 551479 - Fragaria x ananassa -- rank: 1000
PI 551479 Fragaria x ananassa Rozier ROSACEAE Cultivar name: Fairfax.
Maintained by the Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis. NPGS ... vitro.
Part of core subset. Accession names and identifiers Fairfax Type: Cultivar.
Comment: named after Fairfax, Virginia = Black, Black Hornet, Cummerbund,
Grandview Black Type ...
http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/acchtml.pl?1446451 - 2957 bytes -
It's at Corvallis.
<Click Back twice on your browser Select Collections from the Menu>
<Click on Corvallis on the Map>
<Click on Repository Home Page>
<Click on Request Germplasm>
<Click on Germplasm Order Form>
Enter information from your earlier search and your personal information (so
they can mail it to you) and click submit.
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