----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2001 3:32
Subject: Re: Oh My Heart hosta
While I was putting ideas to paper, Dan beat me to a lot of what I
wanted to suggest. But let me add some suggestions anyway..
1. By requiring a signed form, this appears to be too one-sided to protect
the seller, you. Buyers might insist upon paying by check , requiring that
they be released from your agreement once you indorse their check
or share with anyone else any part of the money they give you for the hosta.
This carries negotiations too far to absurd limits of complexities
and becomes non-workable. I say forget such a signed form.
2.A sales agreement by you to limit sales in any one season to a
specific number (say 100) at a specific price (say 100 dollars for a two year
old plant) would provide a gross income of 10,000 dollars for the new plant
the first year.Is this not satisfactory for a new, outstanding plant? It seems
better than most outright single sales of such plants for the tissue
culture market. If you feel you can not sell 100 plants at this price, then
demand is not matched with supply and price.,