Post by unclemasa on Feb 11, 2008 20:32:44 GMT -10
When is the proper time to bring a new hybrid to market?
There are no rules. What a breeder does with their plants depends upon their circumstances.
For a commercial nursery this is a decision that must be make in accordance with a number of factors: the cost of maintaining a large numbers of plants, space availability, shipping and transport costs and restrictions as well as available market and potential demand.
Idealy, a new hybrid should be grown out in numbers to full maturity before coming to market. This would allow for a complete detailed description of the greges morphology, growth habits and environmental requirements. This, however, is totally impractical when large numbers of plants are involved.
Our hybids are grown to adolecent stage before release. This is roughly defined as 2-3 years of age, beyond seedling stage, and producing consistent and definable lower pitchers. (This is also a requirement for registration of a grex.)
Last Edit: Feb 12, 2008 22:41:23 GMT -10 by unclemasa