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RE: Re:Difficult TC



Glen,

I believe that H. 'Striptease' has a high cull rate and I have heard that
H. 'Laura and Darrell' has been difficult to TC (greater than 95% cull 
rate).
Which older stable hostas are you referring to that their prices are so 
high?
It may just be that the TC labs see a limited market and have not bothered
with them.

Streaked plants do show up in TC, although it is quite rare. These are
some I am aware of: streaked H. 'Sum and Substance', streaked
H. 'Fragrant Bouquet', streaked H. 'Yellow Emperor', streaked H. 'Pizzazz'
and streaked H. 'Delta Dawn'.  Can anyone else add to the list?

Thanks!

Norm Lesch
Manchester, MD

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From: gw1944@vermontel.net
To: hosta-open@mallorn.com
Subject: Re:Difficult TC
Date: Tuesday, August 04, 1998 7:13PM

Dear FHO:
    I would be interested to know if there any so-called  stable hostas
which have resisted TC , or have  been very difficult. I look at the prices
of some of the stable yet older hostas and can not help but wonder why the
prices remain so high if TC is posssible.
    I (believe) I know that unstable streaked plants can not be TC'ed ,
although I understand that they may show up in  TC process of a stable
plant. Was the TCing of 'Spilt Milk' a coup?
   Glen Williams


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