Warm/cold dormancies

Carlo A. Balistrieri cabalist at FACSTAFF.WISC.EDU
Mon Sep 22 21:26:47 CEST 1997

>(a) I've done remarkably badly with many of the tubers I've grown from
>seed and nurtured for several years: their numbers decline annually, and
>this year amazing numbers bit the dust.  I think pot/ refrigerator
>culture, over time, wears them down.  Interestingly, this is not a
>problem, as far as I can tell, with the species I'm producing from offsets
>from mature stock. I wonder whether I'm letting the tuberettes get too

Could this be long term weakness from inducing multiple seasons in a year?
I've often wondered if there wouldn't be a deleterious effect from forcing
them out of their natural rythym.


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