hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
 Navigation
Articles
Gallery of Plants
Blog
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Patents
Mailing Lists
    FAQ
    Netiquette
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
Links
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

Unauthorized use of a plant doesn't invalidate it's patent

RSS story archive

Re: CULT: HYB: Good Irises


It seems to me there are two main reasons that hybridizers do what they do. One
would be for the personal satisfaction of creating a new and better iris. The
other would be for fame and financial gain, if not enough to take early retirement
on then at least finance the hobby. It requires a great deal of trust to send
seelings out to be guested at both national/regional events as well as in
individual gardens. It has not been too long ago when there was a huge uproar over
guests being auctioned or sold over the internet from either a national or
regional convention for next to nothing. For someone like myself who has raised
hundreds of seedlings but has yet to introduce one, the distribution that could
come with such an action may be welcome. For someone like Schrieners, Keppel or
somesuch, that may be financially harmful. There is a limited time where a new
introduction can sell for that higher-than-average price, and early distribution
of that plant could seriously harm sales.
As for non-convention related guesting situations, I know firsthand of situations
where seedlings have been distributed from guest beds without knowledge or consent
of the hybridizer. This is probably why there is reluctance on the part of
hybridizers to widely test seedlings.

Also, as Mike Greenfield said in his post, he has sent 66 rhizomes to several
convention guest locations. That process is not inexpensive, particularly for a
newer hybridizer who will probably not sell enough of a new introduction to cover
the cost of shipping it regardless of how good the seedling/introduction is. And
Anner is absolutely right  in her statement that in attempting such a
comprehensive program that size,complexity and expense will lead to
failure.(please forgive the poor paraphrase)

John Bruce

---------------------------------------------------------------------
To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the
message text UNSUBSCRIBE IRIS



Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index



 © 1995-2015 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement