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  • From: "Lon J. Rombough" <>
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  • Subject: Re: [nafex] Dr. Good's grapes
  • Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 14:57:13 -0800

I was the one who undertook to save his stuff. MSU dumped the seeded
selections, but kept all the seedless ones. Thanks to help from the Seed
Savers Exchange, most all the seeded ones were saved and sent to a bunch of
people for testing. It looks like most weren't that great, but a few have
been very much worth saving. Anyway, I couldn't keep up with it anymore and
turned the control of the project over to Ike Kerschner "Ike Kerschner"
<> The seedless ones were kept under the control of Dr.
Tom Zabadal "Tom Zabadal" <>
-Lon Rombough
Grapes, unusual fruits, writing, consulting, more, at See new additions to the site, Feb. 2001,
plus word on my grape book.

>To: "" <>
>Subject: [nafex] Dr. Good's grapes
>Date: Wed, Feb 28, 2001, 5:47 PM

>Hello all:
>We appear to be in a lull for Nafex email traffic, so I thought this
>would be good time to float the question:
>Is there anybody on the list who has fruited out any of Dr. Good's
>Dr. Good was a plant pathologist at Michigan State University. He
>embarked upon a grape breeding program. Many of his crosses had Swenson
>hybrids, French hybrids, and vinifera seedless parents.
>Dr Good was stricken with cancer and passed on. Word was that his
>planting fell before the bulldozers, but not before cuttings were taken
>and passed out to grape enthusist.
>Having written all that, I must confessed that the cuttings I received
>did not make it through the first summer due to drought and my inability
>to keep things watered.
> -Joe Hecksel
> Eaton Rapids, Michigan
>Personal webpage open to the public at
>Criticism welcomed.
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  • [nafex] Dr. Good's grapes, jhecksel, 02/28/2001
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    • Re: [nafex] Dr. Good's grapes, Lon J. Rombough, 02/28/2001

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