PASSIFLORA SOCIETY NEWS
Bob Holzinger will open the Summer 2021 American Seedbank Sale to Premium Members on Thursday 5th August, and to Basic Members on Tuesday 17th August. Those who have kindly donated seeds will be able to access the sale a few days earlier. For more details, please go to the American Seedbank page. You will also be able to preview the sale once you have logged in.
Members living outside America are most welcome to order from this sale, but in the present uncertain times will understand that we are unable to guarantee delivery. That said, all such orders arrived last time with one exception.
Sal La Delfa plans to re-open the European Seedbank in a couple of months, and meanwhile would be very grateful for any seeds you are able to donate to him for it, following the instructions you will find here.
Published 25 July, 2021
Whoops ! Stefania Mattiuzzo’s beautiful new cultivar (Register #246) was misspelt in the register just published; this was almost entirely my fault as Registrar, for failing to ensure the proof was double-checked: I present to her my humble apologies. Its correct spelling is Passiflora ‘Gocce di Cielo’. The digital version of the register, which can be found here, has now been corrected, as well as the print version available for purchase on MagCloud here. To help any member who wishes to purchase the corrected version, the price will be held at cost price until the end of July.
Published 8 July, 2021
The Register of Passiflora Cultivars 2018-2019 has now been published as issue 30(1) of our journal Passiflora.
Hard copies are being mailed to everyone on the premium member list as at the press date, 15th June 2021, except for those requiring a digital copy only, which they can find on our Newsletter Downloads page. It can also be found and accessed by all (including non-members) on our Passiflora Cultivar Register page, which has now been overhauled to include copies of all past registers. These have been given clearer and more consistent filenames, and are accompanied by notes on how to cite them, and how to apply to register your new cultivar. Do it now, and you’ll be in time for the register for 2020-2021, planned for the first half of next year !
Basic members will shortly be able to purchase hard copies from MagCloud, as will non-members.
Published 24 June, 2021
The Register of Passiflora Cultivars 2018-2019 (44 pages) will be published shortly and hard copies sent to those with full premium membership active at 10pm GMT on 14th June – so please make sure your membership is up to date ! If it has expired, just log in, and a link will take you to the correct page.
If you’re a basic member and would like to upgrade, log in and then go to the menu and find Membership | Renew / Upgrade.
Published 12 June, 2021
In view of the continuing risks, restrictions and uncertainities relating to travel and meetings due to Covid-19, it has been thought wisest to further postpone the conference that would have been held this October at Saint-Jory in south west France to 16-18 September 2022. As before the conference will be hosted by Christian Houël, but will now be held at Montauban, a few miles further north, with the kind assistance of Les Fleurs du Sud. The structure will be similar, with Saturday 17th as the main day, with visits to the collection, meetings and dinner. A range of optional activities will be offered on the Friday and Sunday.
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.
Further details will be announced in the autumn, when registration will reopen. Those who have already registered for the St Jory conference will be invited to update or cancel their registration as they wish.
Published 28 May, 2021
The PSI American and European Seedbank Sales are now closed. Thank you to all members who have donated, purchased and helped distribute seeds, and a big thank you and congratulations to Bob for his successful debut as American Seedbank manager, and to Sal for yet another brilliant European Seedbank sale.
Each of them hopes to hold at least one more sale in 2021, later in the year – watch this space !
Published 28 February, 2021
Many unusual seeds still available, starting at €1.75 per packet.
Published 18 February, 2021
Please note that both seedbanks will close briefly at 10am GMT (2am PST) on Thursday 18th February and reopen at 6pm GMT (10am PST) the same day for all members
Published 17 February, 2021
Five more items have been added to the European Seedbank sale, including one special at €1.50. Check ’em out !
Published 9 February, 2021
Wow! Thank you for your fantastic response to our seed sales, especially that of our newly reoopened American Seedbank, which in less than 12 hours has seen 8 lines sold out. We’ve found a few more P. trifoliata, P. peduncularis and P. sidifolia x P. actinia, so if you were disappointed, get in there while stocks last !
Published 8 February, 2021