[Market-farming] Identical twin seed varieites

OakCamp2 at aol.com OakCamp2 at aol.com
Sun Jan 26 17:22:26 EST 2003


In a message dated 1/26/2003 2:46:17 PM Central Standard Time, 
jgj23 at mindspring.com writes:

> >It seems that some seed companies feel need to
> >create "new" varieties out of thin air, ... [examples]
> 
> As much as you may not like it, this is smart marketing
> on the part of the seed sellers. 

Some of the varieties are named with patent and trademark protection.  So, 
other seed companies are compelled to rename them if they intend to sell the 
same seed.  

Barb Birkinbine
Oak Camp Herb Farm
Lodi, WI
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