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Re: TC /reversion/ starting something

I'm afraid I'm not going to be able to stir much up controversy on
reversion.  It wasn't my topic line, I just used the same subject as the
message I was responding to, like I'm not supposed to do.  I think it was
from C.H.

I guess if I had to take a stand, it would be that I don't particularly like
the term "reversed", and "reversion" seems to be useful but troublesome.  It
assumes that you know the history of the plant.  For instance:  If you had a
plant of my 'Satisfaction', green with a yellow margin, and a shoot came up
all green, you might assume that it was a reversion.  But the fact is that
the plant came from 'Piedmont Gold' and only an all gold shoot would be a
true reversion.  I presume that an all green form would be another sport,
unless Piedmont Gold came from an all green plant and then it would be...

By the way, does the all green form of Piedmont Gold have a name?  I would
assume it has come out of TC.  Is anyone else growing it?


Jim Hawes wrote:

> Hey Chick,
> You are a caution...always starting something.
> I am familiar with the Golden Sunburst debate published in one of the
> back Journals between the tc boys and Ross. I don't think it was ever
> resolved in everyone's mind in the published debate whether all yellows
> from FW were the same or not. But you are very right...it doesn't matter
> because Golden Sunburst is not worth keeping.
> Now if you want to get a good debate going, I'll give you a good
> subject. That subject is the meaning of "reverse" or "reversion"
> mentioned in your subject title.
> It raises the the name H.'Reversed' to mind; it suggests that a
> "reversion"  is a sport from some form (back or not back) to a green
> form; or maybe a yellow form?... it is understood by some, in some cases
> to mean an opposite pattern of variegation such as a mediovariegated
> form which results from a sport from a bordered form; or even  visa
> versa. Now there's a controversy worth arguing about. How about it, Bad
> Boy Chick?? Do you have any strong feelings about these mixed up terms?
> I refuse to serve as unpaid , fired referee because I want to watch the
> fun trying to straighten this one out.
> Jim Hawes
> PS I even switched lineserves just to complicate the issue more.<G>

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