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Re: Caladium tubers

Hi Les,  there are many sizes of tubers and # 2 are from 1-2 inches in
diameter depending upon the cultivar.  Some have bigger tubers than others
before they pup off.  Anything small is not useful in the commercial sales
side so they are planted back out into the fields.  The ones I have gotten
in the past have performed quite well and everyone has been very pleased as
far as I can tell.

I will not ship until the temperatures in each area and above freezing so
some will go out now and other not for maybe 6 weeks.  I can hold them
without any problem and will let you know when they are ready to send and
what the postage will be.  I will let you know when they are in the mail.
Hope this is ok and answers all your questions.

-----Original Message-----
From: Lester Kallus <lkallus@earthlink.net>
To: mansell@chuma1.cas.usf.edu <mansell@chuma1.cas.usf.edu>
Date: Thursday, March 18, 1999 7:23 PM
Subject: Re: Caladium tubers

>Please forgive my ignorance.  Is a #2 tuber second from the largest or
>second from the smallest?
>The price is right and I'm now house poor so if they're adequate sized,
>I'll be submitting a large order as long as it can wait till the frost is
>          Les
>At 11:54 AM 3/17/99 -0600, you wrote:
>> Greetings to All:
>>As many of you will remember, for the last two years I have been able to
>>get Caladium tubers from a grower here in Florida and have offered the
>>to subscribers of aroid-l.  I visited with the grower today and he
>>indicated that he would have an ample supply of #2 tubers and that he
>>would again provide these at wholesale cost.  If there are any of you
>>interested in having some of these plants to grow, I will again offer
>>them at the grower's price ($.25 cents per tuber) plus postage.  The
>>tubers will be shipped Priority Mail and in the past we have had very
>>good service.
>>The plants can be viewed at the address below:
>>http://nosferatu.cas.usf.edu/~mansell/calad/    in addition, there are a
>>number of tubers of the old line Florida Caladium that goes by the name
>>of Florida Clown.  These are the same price and a photo can be found at
>>Since the field will be replanted about the 1st of April for next years
>>production, it will be necessary to have all requests in by that time.
>>My address is:  mansell@chuma1.cas.usf.edu
>>Richard L. Mansell, Ph.D.        813-974-1588 (Univ.)
>>Professor Emeritus                  813-961-7072 (H)
>>Biology Department
>>University of South Florida       13508 Little Lake Pl.
>>Tampa, FL  33620                   Tampa, FL 33613-4134
>>In addition, the grower has offered Florida Clown
>>Richard L. Mansell, Ph.D.        813-974-1588 (Univ.)
>>Professor Emeritus                  813-961-7072 (H)
>>Biology Department
>>University of South Florida       13508 Little Lake Pl.
>>Tampa, FL  33620                   Tampa, FL 33613-4134

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