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Geneva usda apple collection

Posted by bruce2288 (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 28, 12 at 10:37

I was at their site yesterday and there is a new cover letter posted.. Basically if not for research and an available commercially they will not be supplying scions. I guess I was lucky to order my first and only scions from them last year. I was surprized then that I at least did not have to pay postage.
I imagine this is result of budget cuts in farm bill.

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RE: Geneva usda apple collection

The policy has always been they should not be used for getting scions of varieties you could have gotten elsewhere. The problem is recently it seems like a lot of folks have been abusing their service, so maybe they are putting that policy more up-front.


RE: Geneva usda apple collection

It is supposed to be a resource for bona fide apple breeders and intended to preserve diversity. We have the same policy here at our UCR Citrus Germplasm Repository. For a few dollars you can get common virus-indexed scionwood from the NRSP5 facility in Prosser, WA, so that would be my first stop before GRIN.


RE: Geneva usda apple collection

Nrsp5 budwood $50 for first stick, $10 for additional sticks. Yep for a few dollars I can get some. Cheaper to by trees.

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