Crocus kotschyanus

Jim McKenney
Tue, 27 Oct 2009 12:47:21 PDT
When I wrote " Doesn't it seem unlikely that a commercial crocus grower
>would tolerate a virus infected stock year after year?" Jane responded with
" Falling on the floor laughing!"

And she's right, we all know that commercial stocks of many if not most
cultivated plants are virused. But those virus infections typically do not
spoil the flowers themselves for the uses to which most gardeners put them
-however much they might influence the long term success with the plants in

But what I meant was something different: it still seems odd to me that any
commercial grower would tolerate a stock 100% virus infected and, more to
the point, deformed and ugly. Nobody gets what they think they are getting
when such stocks are sold. 

Jim McKenney

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