Virus transmission in Amaryllid seeds?

Michael Mace
Fri, 11 Sep 2009 10:52:55 PDT
Alberto wrote:

>> Seeds are fortunately the only common way to obtain virus free material

Thanks, that's what I needed to know.

I have a huge number of Amaryllis "Multiflora" hybrids here from Les
Hannibal, plus a selection from the Bulb Baron.  I've been tempted every
fall to send a sack of seeds to the PBS exchange, but there's no way I can
be sure none of those bulbs have been infected with a virus in my garden.
They're spread randomly all over the place in a 2/3 acre area.

I didn't want to risk being Typhoid Mary.

Anyway, if seeds are safe, I can send them in without fear.  Now all I have
to do is remember to collect them...

San Jose, CA

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