permanent clones??

John Bryan
Mon, 05 Jul 2004 11:56:54 PDT
Dear Diane:

Yes sports have been found, but the basic clone is still the same.
Cheers, John E. Bryan

Diane Whitehead wrote:
> >  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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