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
The entire series of 79 issues of Passiflorunde, including special issues and indexes, is now available on the PSI website www.passiflorasosciety.org.
This wonderful magazine was published in German from 1993 to 2013, and is full of useful information and references to articles on all aspects of Passiflora from around the world. Just log in as a premium Member PSI member and go to the Other Publications page; if you are not yet a premium member, join or upgrade now before 30th June when the special price of just $10 expires.
More goodies of this kind on their way to ease the lockdown !
Published 25 April, 2020
The next PSI Conference is to be held in France at Saint Jory, near Toulouse and its international airport as already announced, but in view of the present pandemic it will now be held 2nd – 4th October 2020. All details except the dates are unchanged. Please register now.
So many activities available ! To help us choose, even if you are not yet certain you can come, please use the form to let us know your preference by 30th June.
There is no commitment at this stage, and you can indicate the likelihood of your coming
Published 17 February, 2020
The present seedbank sale will close on 20th February. Hurry, hurry with any last minute orders !
Thank you, Sal, for all your hard work – you deserve a rest ! and thank you too to donors and purchasers alike.
Watch this space for news of the next sale.
If you have any seeds to spare for it, Sal would be delighted to hear from you – but please do contact him before sending anything to make sure there is a demand for it. As an extra incentive for those who send a significant amount, in future at each relevant sale there will be a special Priority Window for donors only, before that for Premium Members.
Published 13 February, 2020
The next PSI Conference will be held from 11th-14th June 2020 at Saint Jory, near Toulouse, France, and will be hosted by Christian Houël, whom many will remember for hosting the wonderful conference at Cormoray in 2010
Toulouse international airport is not far. More details in due course.
Don’t miss it – SAVE THE DATE !
Published 2 January, 2020
The PSI European seedbank stocktake is complete and the seedbank is now open again to all members, basic as well as premium.
To access it, please login, fill in the enrolment form unless you have done so already or joined after 12th October, then go to Seedbank | European on the menu or click here.
Published 2 January, 2020
The PSI European seedbank will close for stocktaking late on 31st December 2019 and will reopen about 2.30pm GMT on 2nd January 2020.
When it reopens, normal prices will no longer be discounted and basic members will also be able to buy, so any premium members who wish to take advantage of the priority period should do so NOW.
Published 29 December, 2019
The next register of cultivars will cover the years 2018 and 2019.
Please submit your applications on www.passifloracultivars.org by 31st December if you wish them to be considered for inclusion.
Published 26 December, 2019