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Re: TC and OS

Jim Hawes wrote:
> Chick wrote:
> >
> > Any time I can start a discussion that gets people upset with one another I get
> > a rare sense of accomplishment.
> >
> > Jim, I don't do tc and don't know a lot about it, but question why if tc is as
> > reliable as division, why are there so many culls in tc.  Are the culls only
> > related to variegation patterns or do they cull plants that are not identical
> > for any other reasons.  According to Alex Summers, the 'Aphrodite' tc plants he
> > got had many different petal counts, so there are apparently some differences
> > there too.  It also seems to me that some of the tc I have had don't seem to
> > grow well as a group, but that could be due to cultural conditions.
> >
> > Chick
> >
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> Chick and other Hosta Friends,
> I promised in a previous post that I would address the questions about
> tissue culture that you raised in your reference post. I must apologize
> that I have changed my mind and will not follow through with my promise.
> Instead, I have decided to write an essay/article on the subject of
> "Culls from Tissue Culture". I intend to answer such questions and
> issues as:
>    1. What are they?
>    2.Describe them!
>    3.How and why do they originate?
>    4.Who says so?
>    5.How frequently do they occur?
>    6.Are they useful, valuable, worth keeping?
> In witing the article I will try to cover the questions you raised as
> well as others that  come to mind. I will "publish" this essay on the
> "hosta-open" e-mail forum, addressing it to a wide spectrum reader
> audience of hosta gardeners, nursery people, hosta breeders, collectors,
> TC Lab operators and others. I will try to use the information that I
> have obtained from various sources.
> I hope this news and decision, partly inspired by our recent TS and OS
> Discussion, will add to your "rare sense of accomplishment".
> Jim Hawes Oakland MD
> hawesj@gcnet.net
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good Idea Jim
Just-----Chick and I deserve some of the credit for this "latest" 
endouver, as we got you going----!
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