pbs Digest, Vol 7, Issue 14

Ben Zonneveld ben.zonneveld@naturalis.nl
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 06:23:45 PDT
A well equipped dutch grower tried a few years ago to set up saffron
cultures in Afganistan. He failed, mainly because growing opium was much
more profitable!
Ben Zonneveld

2017-09-14 13:00 GMT+02:00 <pbs-request@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net>:

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>    1. Re: Saffron, Possibly Replacing Opium in Afghanistan
>       (Russell Stafford, Odyssey Plants)
>    2. Re: Pacific Bulb Society BX 425 (Cody H)
>    3. Re: Pacific Bulb Society BX 425 (Cody H)
>    4. Re: Amaryllidaceae Book! (Lee Poulsen) (Nhu Nguyen)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:51:59 -0400
> From: "Russell Stafford, Odyssey Plants" <russell@odysseybulbs.com>
> To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net>
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Saffron, Possibly Replacing Opium in Afghanistan
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> While it's true that mass-market saffron is dominated by one clone,
> numerous genotypes and phenotypes occur in cultivation.  Some are
> very floriferous.  No genetic engineering necessarily required!
>
> https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/…
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> Russell
>
> At 07:30 AM 9/13/2017, you wrote:
> >On 13/09/2017 03:39, Judy Glattstein wrote:
> >>Nice BBC article about saffron growing / selling in Afghanistan. And
> Iran.
> >
> >Here in the North West of England my saffron crocus are just
> >appearing. I doubt they will flower.
> >
> >Stories about commercial saffron growing come round every year. The
> >other tale is that it is a single cultivated clone which no one
> >knows the origin of.
> >
> >Maybe the market is not big enough for someone to genetically
> >engineer a plant that grows easily and produces lots of saffron.
> >David Pilling
> >http://www.davidpilling.com/
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> Russell Stafford
> Odyssey Bulbs
> PO Box 382
> South Lancaster, MA  01561
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> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:14:37 +0000
> From: Cody H <plantboy@gmail.com>
> To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net>
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Pacific Bulb Society BX 425
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> Hi Dell,
>
> Could I get the following:
>
> 1. Moraea tripetala
> 4. Nerine masonorum
> 8. Oxalis caprina, lilac
> 9. Oxalis depressa, MV 4871
> 10. Oxalis flava, yellow
> 11. Oxalis imbricata
> 12. Oxalis namaquana, yellow
> 13. Oxalis sp.?, yellow, ex BX 313
> 16. Strumaria tenella
> 17. Tristagma 'Rolf Fiedler'
> 18. Veltheimia bracteata
> 19. Zephyranthes candida
> 20. Zephyranthes citrina
> 21. Zephyranthes minima
> 22. Zephyranthes 'Prairie Sunset'
> 23. Zephyranthes primulina
> 24. Zephyranthes reginae
> 25. Zephyranthes smallii
> 26. Zephyranthes 'Tenexio Apricot'
> 27. Zephyranthes grandiflora (Z. minuta)
>
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> Message: 3
> Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:15:45 +0000
> From: Cody H <plantboy@gmail.com>
> To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net>
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Pacific Bulb Society BX 425
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> Whoops! Too quick on the draw there, sorry for the spam everyone.
> On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 9:14 AM Cody H <plantboy@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi Dell,
> >
> > Could I get the following:
> >
> > 1. Moraea tripetala
> > 4. Nerine masonorum
> > 8. Oxalis caprina, lilac
> > 9. Oxalis depressa, MV 4871
> > 10. Oxalis flava, yellow
> > 11. Oxalis imbricata
> > 12. Oxalis namaquana, yellow
> > 13. Oxalis sp.?, yellow, ex BX 313
> > 16. Strumaria tenella
> > 17. Tristagma 'Rolf Fiedler'
> > 18. Veltheimia bracteata
> > 19. Zephyranthes candida
> > 20. Zephyranthes citrina
> > 21. Zephyranthes minima
> > 22. Zephyranthes 'Prairie Sunset'
> > 23. Zephyranthes primulina
> > 24. Zephyranthes reginae
> > 25. Zephyranthes smallii
> > 26. Zephyranthes 'Tenexio Apricot'
> > 27. Zephyranthes grandiflora (Z. minuta)
> >
>
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> Message: 4
> Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:30:47 -1000
> From: Nhu Nguyen <xerantheum@gmail.com>
> To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net>
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Amaryllidaceae Book! (Lee Poulsen)
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> Hi Lee,
>
> If you get permission and gather these photos, just drop them into a cloud
> storage space or email them to me and I can put them on the Wiki. We'd need
> information about locality or who grew them of course.
>
> Nhu
>
> On Wed, Sep 13, 2017 at 12:27 AM, Lee Poulsen <wpoulsen@pacbell.net>
> wrote:
>
> >  I would love to ask some of them who are posting photos of things I?ve
> > never seen before to possibly allow their photos to be added to the PBS
> > wiki/encyclopedia. (Like I recently saw photos of a pure yellow
> Leontochir
> > (Alstroemeria) ovallei taken in the current spectacular flowering of the
> > Atacama Desert this year.)
> >
> >
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