Originally Posted by Dalmatiansoap
Come on guys, what are we talking about?
Drugs smuggling on something else?! It maybe is a bit complicate but isnt imposssible.
In good way and in bad way it takes two!!
What I believe is that there already are all the major cultivars spread all over the Europe, some more, some less.
It is however a certain reluctancy of their owners to share. I've unfortunately come across this many times. Yes, there are exceptions such as Kalabrian and maesy, who are willing to give, but there are more of those people, who actually don't.
I had 8 offshots on my Musa 'Super Dwarf Cavendish' this spring. 3 of them I kept to hold the line, 3 went to people who wanted it (one from Austria, two from Slovakia) and the other 2 were gift to our Botanical Garden in Bratislava, because they had only Musa 'Dwarf Cavendish' and Giant version as well and I wanted them to complete the line of Giant, Dwarf, Super Dwarf.
I just wish the Europeans started to break the walls among them, but as it seems, that's rather impossible. There's too much in the history of many nations to start trusting each other and working together. At least that's how many people see it. And that's what I regret the most.