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  • Anyone growing "Peach Sorbet"

    It's a new variety from the Brazelton family in Oregon...hybridized just for container planting or in landscapes. I have one, which is doing well and actually has reasonablly sized berries on it...but it's my first year with this baby. It's about 15-18 inches tall

    alot of these together would make a dynomite hedgerow along a walk
    Ross B. Santa Rosa Calif zone 9b, wish list: CdD Blanc, Igo, Palmata, Sucrette, Morroco, Galicia Negra

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    The Brazeltons, perhaps the largest commercial BB nursery in the west (Fall Creek Nursery in OR), is attempting to develop varieties of their own. Must be tired of paying the royalty fees.

    In my part of the country, they are a major reason the public is unable to obtain the newer varieties.

    Good luck with your Peach Sorbet - let us know what it is like.

    SoCal, zone 10.
    www.ourfigs.com Invite your friends.

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    • #3
      So far so good...It's set clusters and they are swelling as we speak

      how can Brazelton stop other newer varieties from coming to market if they don't have the patent on them?

      You should have some of the best access to plants....

      being a hybridizer I can appreciate the time and energy they put into their new plants...but that shouldn't stop any other hybridizers from bringing their plants to market....especially with tissue culturing what it is today.
      Ross B. Santa Rosa Calif zone 9b, wish list: CdD Blanc, Igo, Palmata, Sucrette, Morroco, Galicia Negra

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      • #4
        I have one I planted year, hope to get fRuit this year.
        https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Browse?Seller=Kelby
        SE PA
        Zone 6

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        • #5
          Originally posted by rusty hooks View Post

          how can Brazelton stop other newer varieties from coming to market if they don't have the patent on them?

          You should have some of the best access to plants....

          being a hybridizer I can appreciate the time and energy they put into their new plants...but that shouldn't stop any other hybridizers from bringing their plants to market....especially with tissue culturing what it is today.
          Brazelton/FallCreek has the west coast licenses for many of the varieties developed by the U of Fl. Not totally sure how that works however. They also have (had?) a minimum order of $2000 which prevents smaller local nurseries from ordering and selling them, and most customers wouldn't really know or care if they get the newest.

          And now, the new 'bird' varieties, any buyer must sign a 'do not sell' agreement so even if a nursery were to get some, they could not re-sell them. A few years ago, there used to be a group buy out of Los Angeles that they could make for a $1,000 minimum, but mid-stream, Brazelton upped that to $2,000, and the old guy who was juggling that complicated order was unable to continue.

          Add to that the Ag restrictions of CA, and it's nearly impossible to get plants from online nurseries sent here. The only online nursery that I've found is Florida Hill, and they have a very spotty reputation.

          Many people would be more than happy to pay royalties and shipping and a more than fair price for the newer berries, but...
          SoCal, zone 10.
          www.ourfigs.com Invite your friends.

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          • rusty hooks
            rusty hooks commented
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            Did not know that, seems like a rude control on the market...

            my son gave me one marginal plant last year. I revived it and it has berries this year...may have to reconsider "what" I was thinking of doing with it....(;>)...it has lots of vegetative tips

            monrovia is growing and running some distribution for them in California....and there are many more....very confusing here
            Last edited by rusty hooks; 04-10-2015, 01:42 PM.

          • smatthew
            smatthew commented
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            Yeah, Fall Creek's stranglehold on the west coast blueberry market is annoying. I've often considered ordering from Agristarts, but having them shipped to my sister in Idaho. ;-}
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