permanent clones??

Diane Whitehead
Mon, 05 Jul 2004 11:29:07 PDT
>  Re clones, surely our apple clones, Cox's
>Orange Pippin, as an example, is still the same today as many years ago?
>The same with all other fruit clones that have been around, some for
>well over 100 years. Why have they not changed?

If you look at a fruit tree catalogue, you will see that there are 
changes.  A bud may sport, is propagated, and then you end up with 
something like "Scarlet Cox".  I don't think Cox has done this, but 
lots of other apples have.

		Diane Whitehead

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