Im concerned about all the people who believe tissue cultured VFT's dont need a dormancy their first year..
where did this idea come from?
is it actually true?
ok, VFT *seedlings*..that sprouted from seed this past spring, and are only a few months old, can maybe get away with no dormancy their first winter..but who ever said TC plants can?
I think somewhere along the line someone just *assumed* that TC plants wont need a dormancy, since they are "baby plants"..and now everyone is believeing it as a fact when there is nothing to support it..
I fear it is likely a dangerous myth.
and many first time VFT owners are not going to give their new VFT's a dormancy because they think its ok..
(and it also gives people an excuse to be lazy..)
But this could lead to unnecessary death of many plants!
personally, I dont think its ok, and I think TC plants definately should get a dormancy..
they are full-size, esentially "adult" plants biologically, created from adult VFT cells, even if they did just came out of TC... and besides, you dont really know how old a VFT is when you get it..
has anyone ever seen actual scientific data to support the idea that TC VFT's dont need a winter dormancy their first winter?
or has everyone simply "heard it somewhere"?
the internet is a very dangerous breeding ground for myths and disinformation...I think the CP forums may have created this myth in the last few years..