Bill Burleson commented" Mr. Pries, took me to task
for stating on the species-group, albicans was "always" sterile."
I disliked what I had for form and color
so much that I never tried to get a pod from it, but having a large numer of
hives of honey bees present for the apples, there was never a lack of naturally
pollinated blooms. Anything with any fertility at all had occasional
(at least) pods. In more than two decades what we had that I thought was
albicans never had a trace of a pod.
Either the bees thought it poison, or as ugly as
sin, or else it was really, really sterile. It just may not have been
Neil Mogensen z 7 western
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