I would like for our aril expert in-residence to comment on the C.
G. White Award winner of 1959, MARY MCCLELLAN. I know MM is an old timer
and so is OYEZ for that matter, but they are widely grown.
MM, as far as I can tell, has no aril characteristics whatsoever,
and does she ever cause confusion at a show! If she is correctly placed
in the aril section, there is always a judge who insists MM is a tall and
is in the wrong class. Older judges who 'know' MM will tell the
complainer (younger judge) that MM is correctly classed. The complaining
judge is usually amazed that MM is an aril-bred.
Sharon, can you shed any light on this non-aril aril-bred?
Enid Lake, MS