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Old April 25, 2019   #7
Solanum315
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Originally Posted by oldman View Post
I am working from the assumption that GRIN variétés are actually more true to type (especially when they've held an accession for decades). Many home growers grow multiple varieties and, even more problematicly, usually save seed from a single plant, sometimes a single fruit.

So I'm growing varieties from several sources and comparing them to named USDA sourced varieties.
20-30% of the USDA seeds I have grown have significant differences than their descriptions in the catalog.
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