Flores & Watson

Cynthia Mueller c-mueller@tamu.edu
Tue, 28 Sep 2004 14:50:57 PDT
Dear Lee & All,

I googled up Flores & Watson, and found a note from them to "Garden
Watchdog" website dated January 4, 2004:

"We do not run a full-time, full-scale commercial (or even registered)
seed harvest business. What we collect is much involved with our other
work as botanists, plant investigators and writers. In addition we do
not, as a policy, keep seeds in storage from one year to the next. If
any are left over, we dispose of them at a much reduced price the second

This year we have fallen behind with obligations to author and
contribute to two major books. We also have a potential very
large-scale, five-year field investigation on the horizon and need to
clear the decks for this. Various other important projects have also
become back-logged. 

As a result we have made the decision not to collect or produce a list
this year. We cannot say when we might begin to collect again. It could
even be that other priorities will take over entirely. 

We realise that this is a disappointment both to our faithful regulars
and anyone else who has an interest in Andean seed sources, which are
not exactly thick on the ground! However, sadly we have no

John & Anita Watson

Hope this answers your question somewhat.

Cynthia W. Mueller
College Station, TX 

>>> wpoulsen@pacbell.net 9/28/04 11:39:39 AM >>>
Has anyone received this year's Flores & Watson catalog yet? (I.e., did

I not get one? It usually comes out before now in my experience.)

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena area, California, USDA Zone 9-10

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