[nafex] British Sovereign Strawberries

Joe and Ellen Hecksel jhecksel at voyager.net
Tue Nov 13 18:30:16 EST 2001

Margie Luffman wrote:
> Hello Jojo. The Canadian Clonal Genebank (CCG) has this older variety in its strawberry holdings. British Sovereign originated in British Columbia in the 1920's. The  CCG provides germplasm of this sort at no charge to clients. Please e-mail back to me to confirm your request. I need your regular mailing address. The plants will be propagated and shipped next year.

Are there any other clones that originated in BC?  Memory is a fragile
thing, but it seems that I vaguely remember BC being the northern limit
of F. chiloensis (?) and that suggests that there might wild genes might
be injected that were not available to the early European breeders.

Just an off the wall question.  Also, are there any interesting tastes
or more intense fragrance in those older BC clones?

> Margie Luffman
> Curator, Canadian Clonal Genebank Program
> Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
> Greenhouse and Processing Crops Research Centre
> 2585 County Road 20
> Harrow, Ontario
> N0R 1G0

                                    -Joe Hecksel
                                     Eaton Rapids, Michigan

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which are invariably beautiful
... because trout do not lie or cheat 
and cannot be bought or bribed 
or impressed by power, 
but respond only to 
and humility 
and endless patience... 

-John Voelker (aka Robert Traver)

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