Alfred Reed Bishop and Doris William Butler
The picture above is the very tap root of Bishop's Homegrown/Face Of The Earth Seed. My grandparents shortly after moving to Pekin Indiana from Greensburg KY in 1947 where they purchased the farm that is now Bishop's Homegrown. This picture was taken in Pekin in front of the old co-op next to the old railroad depot, neither of which exist today.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Another White Blackberry?
Recently Julia Cadenhead contacted me about another white blackberry (this time a dewberry) that I had previously researched here on the blog. This time one from Florida. Apparently her grandmother had cultivated this curiosity and provided plants in Northern Florida some time ago and she herself is now on the search for this valuable cultivar. She was kind enough to send along to me with her e-mail an article written about her grandmother and this rare cultivar.
If anyone knows where one might obtain these plants it would be worth a trade of a collection of rootlets of both burbank and nettletons to me.