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  • From: "Big Swede" <>
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  • Subject: Re: [nafex] Mislabeled trees
  • Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2000 11:28:56 -0500

A friend of mine's mother worked at Gurney's in South Dakota for about 30
years. Since they have been sold the land has been sold and all of the
nursery is gone. I believe everything went to some nursery operation in
Judson L. Frisk

----- Original Message -----
From: Lon J. Rombough <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, September 30, 2000 8:28 AM
Subject: Re: [nafex] Mislabeled trees

> Remember that Gurney's and several other "nurseries" don't grow their own
> stock - they contract out or buy from various small growers, not all of
> which are careful/scrupulous. Because many homw growers such as yourself
> either won't complain or raise any sort of fuss, they figure they can get
> away with it. It's likely to get a lot worse now, with Gurneys, Henry
> Fields, Stark Bros., and more having been bought up by "My Season", which
> owned by Novartis, the giant which is doing so much genetic engineering.
> NAFEX is going to be more necessary than ever before, to insure that old,
> non-genetically engineered fruits are available.
> -Lon Rombough
> ----------
> >From: "john van hazinga" <>
> >To: <>
> >Subject: [nafex] Mislabeled trees
> >Date: Sat, Sep 30, 2000, 4:04 AM
> >
> >Having eaten serveral large purple plums off 2 trees I purchased from
> >Millers in May 96 I have concluded they are not the promised Green Gage.
> >Perusing their catalog Stanley and Fellemberg are the most likely
> >substitutes though I suppose a nursery as large as Millers would have
> >uncataloged varieties that might end up in a surplus sale. I suspect
> >Fellemburg because it is larger than other Italian type prunes I have
> >and a definite purple. I don't mind the deceit for the plums pass my
> >test but I had some grafts take on myrolobean rootstock last spring and
> >would like to dispurse them to others.
> >Likewize with a 20 deg frost predicted the night before last I picked the
> >last 50 or so peaches off a tree, also May 96, but this time from
> >labeled Reliance. It's mate from the surplus sale labeled Hale Haven
> >ripe at the end of August although their catalog gives the opposit
> >order. Both pass my taste test, but I have made many attempts to graft
> >supposed Reliance, but will now try with the earlier tree.
> >Earlest killing frost by about a month in the four years I have been in
> >cottage,but fall gold and autumn bliss which have just started appear to
> >OK as are my fall crop of tristar strawberries. JVH southern NH
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