[NAFEX] Antique vs. Heirloom

Thomas Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Tue Sep 10 11:33:22 EDT 2002

On Tue, 10 Sep 2002, Lon J. Rombough wrote:

>     However, with "heirloom" I have always thought of that as a variety
> propagated from seed.


I believe that "pippin" is the name of varieties commonly grown from seed.

The difference between antique and heirloom is subjective, with heirloom
always being of less age than antique.  Now if you were talking "roses"...

Heritage roses are roses that originated in the mid 19^th century or
earlier.  Antique roses are those that originated prior to 1860.  I
believe that heirloom and heritage are interchangeable.


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