On topic of copyright/patents etc… there are many situations.
There is a variety of peach that grows true to seed…the reasoning for its existance was to be true to seed… however the variety is patented…only sold by one vendor and that vendor doesnt describe that it does grow true to seed. TruGold.
If you talk about propagating blackberries on FB …you will get overwhelmed by FB police… The fact is that without human intervention blackberries will propagate themselves. Years ago there was a very heated discussion about U of Ark blackberry propagation…it still comes up monthly or more often. There was talk of lawsuits and alot of shaming. However one lady emailed U of Ark and asked simply… can i propagate blackberries for my own use… the answer was yes… just dont sell the plants please. Even though the answer is clear… the debate will go on for infinity. Some members have even been told to use roundup and burn any plants that that tip root…in fear of lawsuit.
Raspberries- i have no clue how anyone could imagine not keeping them from propagating…nor enforce it.
Royalties- Vaughn lists royalty fees for only a few of its peach trees.
- Add .50 per tree for Galactica
** Add $1.00 per tree for Gulfking
*** Add $2.00 per tree for Gulfcrimson
I would have no issue sending a check for .50 for a scion to whomever owns the patent… isnt that what patents are for…royalties?