pbs Digest, Vol 87, Issue 18

Zonneveld, B.J.M. (Ben) zonneveld@nhn.leidenuniv.nl
Mon, 19 Apr 2010 00:35:45 PDT
I agree that not a single tulip is free of virus. However that is true
for most if not all plants of any kind and includes all animals too.
All those variegated or Rembrandt tulips are not caused by virus ( I did
not say that they are without virus)  Those broken tulips that were in
the old days favoured are not grown anymore with the exception maybe, I
am not sure, of Hortus bulborum were they keep all those old cultivars.
In that case I assume they send them with a warning. People always walk
trough the fields to remove any sick tulip because the virus stunts the

Ben J.M.Zonneveld
Nationaal Herbarium Nederland
POBox 9514
2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
telf 071 5274738
E-mail: Zonneveld@NHN.Leidenuniv.nl

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