Virused Bulbs

Shmuel Silinsky
Thu, 01 May 2014 14:06:08 PDT
Just read this thread.

Are seeds from a virused bulb safe to use and will be clean?

I have a strikingly variegated in foligae Allium ascershonium which I
suspected was diue to virus.2nd year and it bloomed fine and set seed
(hence my questikon above).By the way, the variegation looks nothing like
photos I've seen of Leek Yellowstripe Virus. Looks more like the distinct
variegation of a Dracaena, and not the regular striping of chlorosis. Guess
I need a picture.


Jerusalem, Israel
zone 9

On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 11:06 AM, Alberto <> wrote:

> This has been mentioned previously and several people took it hilariously
> suggesting ridiculous things like using microwaves, etc. The main problem
> is to maintain the desired temperature constant AT THE BULB CORE. Basically
> it involves cooking the virus just on the edge of cooking the bulb. It is
> not easy to perfrom and the treated bubls are pretty battered after the
> treatment. It is NOT the same method used to kill narcissus fly larvae or
> eggs, that is routinetly successful.
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