annastasia76
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what do the letters on seeds stand for

ok so I am looking for disease and heat resistant seeds and on this site I am seeing some letters at the end of descriptions that I don't know what they are, like this one has F, PM, I saw another with OP that I figured out stood for open pollinator.

https://www.territorialseed.com/product/11607/431

Is there some site that will tell me what all these things mean??

also am I really going to have to pay a ton for resistant seeds, these things are expensive, some costing over $5 for just 10 seeds.
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just found another that says F2, PM1.
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F stands for Fusarium and PM for Powdery Mildew. The numbers indicate different strains. When those codes are present, it means the particular variety is resistant to those diseases.

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resistance to

F- fungal deases
PM- powdery mildew

I believe this is correct.

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here are more
WMV2, ZYMV
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Watermelon Mozaic Virus Type 2 and Zucchini Yellow Mozaic Virus

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There should be a key listing what each abreviation means in the catalog.

annastasia76
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I didn't find a key on the website, It had a link saying click symbols for more into but not all the symbols were click-able and when I did click them, most of the time they did nothing
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ASC = alternaria stem canker
BC = bacterial canker
BSK = bacterial speck
BST = bacterial spot
BW = bacterial wilt
C1, C2, etc. = leaf mold
CMV = cucumber mosaic virus
CR
EB = early blight
F1, F2, etc. = fusarium wilt races
FCRR = fusarium crown and root rot
LB = late blight
N = root-knot nematode
PM = powdery mildew
PVY = potato virus Y
Si = silvering
St = gray leaf spot
TEV = tomato etch virus
ToMV = tobacco mosaic virus
ToMoV = tobacco mottle virus
TW, TSWV = spotted wilt virus
TYLC = tomato yellow leaf curl
V = verticillium wilt
CMV = Cucumber mosaic caused by Cucumber mosaic virus
Sf = Powdery mildew caused by Sphaerotheca fuliginea
SLCV = Squash leaf curl caused by Squash leaf curl virus
WMV = Watermelon mosaic caused by Watermelon mosaic virus
ZYMV = Zucchini yellows caused by Zucchini yellow mosaic virus

annastasia76
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wow thank you, I'm going to save that on my computer.
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I'm going to save that on my computer
Make sure you have a good anti virus program :lol: :P

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lol, just renewed it, i also back up all my files on an external hard drive. I have learned the hard way, a fire heading in the direction of your house is not the time to think about you computer, now it's all on the external and I only have to grab that,
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DoubleDogFarm wrote:
I'm going to save that on my computer
Make sure you have a good anti virus program :lol: :P

Eric
I dunno...is Norton/Symantec effective vs. fusarium? :wink:

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I dunno...is Norton/Symantec effective vs. fusarium?
:shock: Norton/Symantec! run for the hills. I dumped that pill long ago.


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Supposedly they've gotten a lot better. I believe it was PCMagazine that voted them no 1. anti-vir for 2011. However, I've heard that in can be more than the average computer user needs.

McAfee is also supped to be simple but very good.

:oops:...I'm getting off-topic.

To those gardeners who aren't very tec-savy, don't spray your computer with a 1-3 polluted solution of milk and water if you get a message saying you have a virus :lol:.
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