[NAFEX] Wal-mart Keiffer
lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu
Mon Apr 6 11:44:23 EDT 2009
At 11:51 AM 4/4/2009, mIEKAL wrote:
>Full disclosure: This particular tree named "Kiefer" was bought from
>Walmart on a closeout sale for almost free & I haven't a clue what
>rootstock it's on.
Ahh. Could well be that it's not even Keiffer.
I'm always suspect of the labeled variety on plants at the big box
stores, especially after Donna related the story of her acquaintance
who worked at one of the big propagators in McMinnville, who
indicated that the big boxes often buy their overruns, seconds, etc.,
and apply their own 'variety' labels - I guess they're figuring on
the bulk of the population either not knowing the difference, the
tree not living long enough to fruit, or the original purchaser
moving to a new place and leaving the tree behind.
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