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Re: H.'Chirifu'

Mr. Hawes,

How nice of you to offer up the valuable seed. I will send a SASE first thing Monday morning. I acquired seed of said plant a few years back from Ran Lydell. My experience with that seed was that not all seedlings were streaked. Cannot wait to attempt another try, seeing as how this seed is from a very valuable plant.

I will send the envelope off first thing. Once again, you are very kind indeed.

Chris Wilhoite
1325 Fairbanks Drive
Carmel, IN 46033-2333

>Robin Hybridizers and Winter Seedlings Under Lights Nuts,
>Being perhaps one of the very few  sources of subject hosta plants and
>seed, I wish to advise that I have collected and cleaned about a half
>pint of open pollinated seed of H. 'Chirifu' from about 23 tall, full
>scapes. I have decided to share it with serious hosta seedling growers
>and hybridizers.
>As you may know, Chirifu is a marbled, irregularly streaky montana
>derivative collected from the wild, introduced into the US by H. Gowen,
>described by Herb Benedict in a Journal article as a valuable breeder
>and  auctioned off  at the Iowa Convention in 1993. I acquired it with
>purchase partner Bette Comfry for big bucks and lots of them.
>If you are interested in a  gratis small quantity of  open pollinated
>seed of this valuable breeder, please let me know by sending a SASE to
>make my job of distributing this seed easier. First come, first served
>until it is gone.
>Jim Hawes
>302 Pine Breeze Dr.
>Edgewater, FL 32141
>(904) 426 8606
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