Timing for bulbs changing hemisphere?

John Grimshaw j.grimshaw@virgin.net
Sun, 13 May 2007 04:21:11 PDT
Paul Tyerman asked whether a short period of dormancy in a warm climate 
would help before shipping bulbs to a a different hemisphere.

The principle of speeding-up the dormant period & physiological development 
of the new shoot by warming the bulbs is the basis of the trade's 
'preparation' of bulbs for forcing for early flowers. So an accelerated 
dormancy might be an answer. Much also depends on the competence and growing 
conditions of the recipient.

John Grimshaw

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