“In regard to pollination, many primitive Angiosperms have maintained the archaic condition of cantharophily, because beetles are still a dominant insect group, whereas in dispersal they have been largely forced to switch over from the archaic saurochory to the more modern modes of dispersal by birds and mammals, since during the later Mesozoic the dominance of reptiles had come to an end.”
I spoke with Richard Campbell 2 weeks ago,
If David Fairchild did any work with Asimina Triloba aka PawPaw he has no idea where the trees are.
The Fairchild pawpaw offspring of 1916 winner as well as any pawpaw crosses or interspecific hybrids are not nor ever have been at Fairchild in Florida.
I’m going to by attempting to adapt Asimina Triloba to the Sonoran Desert via wild yeast symbiosis & breeding. Plus interspecific hybridize any success with other annona species.
Other than page (450 & 451) of R. Neal Peterson’s book please provide links & information as to what happened with Fairchild pawpaw & interspecifics if so well documented.
When I spoke with Neal he said that anything of any value at Zimmerman place died prior to widow giving permission for the place to be viewed & salvaged.
And no records linking gifts & purchases at Blandy Experimental Farm to specific trees.
Neal stated that anything of value was most likely grafted & was was received was seedlings & suckers.
My point in contacting Richard Campbell is because David Fairchild would not have put all his eggs in one basket.
If you have any information beyond this?
Then please provide location of Fairchild, thanks.
I will look at your links to see if they have any information beyond my conversations with Neal Peterson over pages (450 & 451) of his book.
In my opinion while maybe documented as best as possible, for the given situation at (Blandy & Zimmerman) it is not well documented.
Creates far more questions than they answer.
No information on John W Hershey property, nor unnamed Fairchild seedlings nor Fairchild hybrids in Peterson’s research or our personal conversations.
Nothing of value of Zimmerman at Blandy other than (Sweet Alice & Middletown).
No Fairchild, no Fairchild 2, no hybrids of any value.
Before I speed a week reading, can you at least tell me if there is anything of value or if I’m waisting my time?
I suppose my conversations with Neal Peterson are also “GOSSIP” ???
LOL, I understand the method of hand pollination, bag sealing blossoms, stimulating yeast symbiosis, Colchicine & a few additional things.
I have DNA marker charts & genetic association & separation information from KSU & few other places.
I’m searching for lost varietals of Ketter, Fairchild, Fairchild 2, Fairchild seedlings & hybrids.
You mean the method of being on the page for scientific information?
I do that all the time.
I usually have 30 to 100 windows open of such & use the HTML search web page function to my key words in the scientific research articles.
Read a few paragraphs & vet the information against other sources.
Part of why the word GOSSIP triggered me.
Again do you have any information as to actual locations of Fairchild, Fairchild 2 & hybrids???