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RE: [nafex] australian apple collections

Were trees and/or budwood shipped, or just the fruit?  
ONe place to start might be the plant germplasm collections in Australia.  A
listing can be found in the website:  www.ipgri.cgiar.org.  Go to this site,
click on Information Resources, then Online Databases.  Scroll down to and
click on Germplasm Databases.  Scroll down to Germplasm Holdings Database,
and click on "Search interactively".  Type in Malus, Advanced cultivars, and
Australia.  The listings do not have web sites or email addresses or
detailed listings of accessions, or whether the budwood of the accessions is

Details on importation into the US can be obtained at:
Richard Bell


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> Sent: 	Saturday, January 27, 2001 10:45 PM
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> Subject: 	[nafex] australian apple collections
> The Back Yard Fruit Growers of Pa had a great session by Tom Bufford
> & Charlotte Shelton today in which it was stated that many of our
> apples were shipped in the mid 1800's to Australia and Tasmania and 
> that some of our missing antique varieties could/might be found
> there. Has anyone had any experience with conducting such a search, 
> have any contacts, or know what the process is to get scions back into 
> this country legally? Any information, websites, etc will be 
> appreciated. 
> Thanks
> Mike Tomlinson

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