[nafex] behmi

Matt Demmon mdemmon at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 07:33:25 EST 2012


>From a brief google search, it looks like the collection at Davis has
5 ascessions:

http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?30046

It also sounds like it grows in the north of India and someone
suggests it may be hardy to zone 5.

A new plant every day!

-matt
z5 se MI

On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 10:47 PM, Dr. Chiranjit Parmar
<parmarch_mnd at dataone.in> wrote:
> Behmi grows in an area that is difficult and far from where I live.
> Moreover, it is not a commercial fruit at all.  But still I can try to help
> in getting few seeds or budsticks if anyone is interested in taking up
> breeding project on this fruit.  Some botanists have assigned behmi a
> botanical name Pruus mira.
>
>
> Dr. Chiranjit Parmar
> www.fruitipedia.com
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Melissa Kacalanos
> Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 12:07 AM
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> Subject: [nafex] behmi
>
> Dr. Parmar, thank you very much for your information. From your description
> of behmi as a peach-like fruit with an edible, almond-like kernel, I think
> many American gardeners would be interested in growing it as a novelty at
> least. I wonder if any nurseries might be willing to import it. It also
> seems that there would be great potential to cross it with better-tasting
> peaches to get an even better dual-purpose crop.
>
> Melissa
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