PASSIFLORA SOCIETY NEWS
In view of the ongoing risks, restrictions and uncertainities relating to travel and meetings due to Covid-19, it has been thought wisest to postpone the conference that would have been held at Saint-Jory this October to 1st-4rd October 2021. All other details remain the same.
This is disappointing to all of us, not least to Christian who has put in so much work organising it, but we hope you will understand.
We will however need to hold our 2020 AGM some time before the end of the year; this we will probably do on Zoom. Further details in due course.
Published 12 July, 2020
The 2018 double issue newsletter has been published. Many thanks to Matt Lanas, our new editor, for all his hard work, and to Ron Boender for the stunning cover photo. Contents include:
- report on the 2017 Colombia meeting by Rob McPhail
- proposal to breed a cold climate, edible Passiflora as a team by Don Ellison
- new books by Ron Boender and Christian Houël reviewed by Patrick Worley and Robert Rice
- notes on Passiflora seed & pollen by John Vanderplank
- thoughts on the registration of Passiflora cultivars by Les King
- obituary of Emil Kugler by Axel Frank
- recipe, seedbank, conference and other news
(It does not include the 2018/9 Cultivar Register, which will now be published as a separate issue later in the year.)
Hard copies are being mailed to everyone on the 2018 premium member list AND the current list (as at press date, 30th June 2020), except for those requiring a digital copy only. This can be found on our Newsletter Downloads page as usual.
Basic members can purchase both hard copies and digital versions from MagCloud, as can non-members.
Matt is now hard at work on the 2019 issue and our commissioning editor, John Vanderplank, would welcome additional contributions.
Published 10 July, 2020
The $10 membership special offer has sadly come to an end; but the good news is that we now have some new membership options starting at the equivalent of $18 per year which will help keep the cost down, and at the same time, we hope, offer greater convenience. Check them out here
Published 9 July, 2020