[NAFEX] Reliant peach
William C. Garthright
billg at inebraska.com
Mon May 25 11:13:05 EDT 2009
> Prof. Elwyn Meader, the breeder of Reliance peach, once told me he had
> seen trees labeled Reliance that weren't true to name. They might have
> been seedlings, but whatever the source he was reasonably sure there
> was more than one Reliance loose in the trade. This was in 1989, so
> the error may have compounded by now. That might be part of the reason
> for the disappointing results some growers have had with it.
Very interesting, Lon. I'm guessing that this could be a common problem
with all kinds of fruit trees? All it would take is for one person to
cut corners, wouldn't it? And once the substitution happened, it could
go on for a long, long time, I'd think (with most nurseries having no
idea they weren't selling the right trees).
Or are there procedures to prevent this, in most cases?
Lincoln, NE (zone 5)
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Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won't. - Mark Twain
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