Misnamed and virused Dutch bulbs

Blee811@aol.com Blee811@aol.com
Tue, 27 Oct 2009 15:20:16 PDT
In a message dated 10/27/2009 4:18:29 PM Eastern Daylight Time,  
totototo@telus.net writes:

So  between persistent misnaming and sending out virused stock, I have 
that the Dutch bulb industry is (to coin a phrase) a bunch of crooks. I  
the Dutch in many ways, but not in this  regard.

I have heard it said that "the Dutch are never out of a variety". However,  
I think when you're throwing accusations around, you should clarify whether 
you  mean the Dutch growers in Holland or the sellers in the States. I 
suspect the  misnaming is probably more the work of the sellers than the 
growers. These  sellers are also the ones who sometimes (at least they used to) 
make up new  names for established cultivars to make them more "saleable".
Bill Lee

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