virus clean up bulbs

Liz Waterman
Wed, 14 Apr 2004 14:09:36 PDT
Another way of cleaning up virus infected bulbs is by heat treatment.  It
undoubtedly varies by bulb species and pest species, but 55 C for an hour
is perhaps close to what you can do.  Rather than discard valuable but
virus infected bulbs, try heat treating them first.

I don't know, does heat also kill mycoplasma?

Jim Shields

>But is it virus- and nematode-free? I suspect that 'Quince' is one of
>those cultivars where all the commercial stock is diseased;
>'Tete-a-Tete' is another such. I'm hoping that someone out there
>has clean stock of 'Quince' or has run some through meristem culture
>to clean it up.

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