National Germplasm Repository
The National Germplasm Repository is one of eighteen such repositories in the NPGS. The NGR-Miami shares responsibility with Mayaguez - Puerto Rico, for maintaining the U.S. clonal collections of mango, avocado, banana and plantain, tropical citrus, annonas, sugarcane and related grasses, palms, Tripsacum, and a few other relatively minor tropical crops.
Before requesting germplasm, please review the following conditions that may apply :
****SHRS Germplasm Distribution Policy****
PLEASE READ THE IMPORTANT NEW GUIDELINES THAT FOLLOW THE GENERAL POLICY STATEMENT!
The National Clonal Germplasm Repository distributes small quantities of germplasm to bona fide researchers, and to nurseries. Distributions can consist of seed, budwood, cuttings, corms, tubers or divisions. Whole plants are seldomly distributed. There is no charge for the plant material; however, shipping costs other than surface mail (i.e., overnight courier), as well as fees for phytosanitary certificates (if required) must be borne by the recepient. Specially grown material, such as in vitro, hydroponically, or special media, cannot be provided. The germplasm provided is not certified, and usually not tested for pathogens or viability. See below.
Since we are a clonal and not a seed repository, distributions of fruit or seeds are seasonal, and only available for a short period while they are on the tree. Tropical seed usually has a short period of viability, therefore we cannot store seed.
Occasionally, germplasm may be provided to hobbyists or private individuals, or students, but only when this material is not commercially available. This is reviewed on an individual basis. We encourage the public to check their local nurseries before requesting materials. Upon request we may be able to provide names of local nurseries, however, this should not be regarded as any kind of endorsement.
1. Distributions will be made quarterly, during the third week of January, April, July, October. Distributions outside of this schedule will be filled at the curator’s discretion.
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