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  Caladium tubers
From: "Richard Mansell (BIO)" <mansell at chuma.cas.usf.edu> on 1997.01.30 at 14:34:14(270)
Aroiders:::

Greetings once again, the photos are scanned and you can access them at
the top of the IAS ID page. There are 12 cultivars (with names) and in
addition, the green strap leafed one is also available in limited numbers
(free). I can send them once you decide which ones and how many. The
grower agreed to the price so that's right at wholesale. I will send them
on a date you suggest but they can be held for sometime yet if kept dry.
Do give me specifics about the variety, the number of tubers of each, and
the date you wish to receive them. I will be in Ecuador for the first 2
weeks of March so we will need to work around this period. The only added
cost will be postage but the basic $3 for a priority two pound box should
suffice unless you are going to load up!

Also, remember that if you dig the tubers next Fall after the leaves die
back, you will harvest many more tubers that you sowed and will be able to
give the extras to your friends and neighbors.

This distribution is being done as a public service to the wonderful and
generous members of "aroid-l". (plus, it gives me practice at scanning and
writing html.)

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From: "Richard L. Mansell" <mansell at chuma1.cas.usf.edu> on 1999.03.17 at 09:49:38(3113)
Greetings to All:

As many of you will remember, for the last two years I have been able to
get Caladium tubers from a grower here in Florida and have offered the
to subscribers of aroid-l. I visited with the grower today and he
indicated that he would have an ample supply of #2 tubers and that he
would again provide these at wholesale cost. If there are any of you
interested in having some of these plants to grow, I will again offer
them at the grower's price ($.25 cents per tuber) plus postage. The
tubers will be shipped Priority Mail and in the past we have had very
good service.

The plants can be viewed at the address below:
http://nosferatu.cas.usf.edu/~mansell/calad/ in addition, there are a
number of tubers of the old line Florida Caladium that goes by the name
of Florida Clown. These are the same price and a photo can be found at

http://www.vwc.edu/wwwpages/presslar/greenhouse/caladium/bicolor/bcmansel
l.htm

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From: Lester Kallus <lkallus at earthlink.net> on 1999.03.18 at 16:36:45(3117)
Please forgive my ignorance. Is a #2 tuber second from the largest or
second from the smallest?

The price is right and I'm now house poor so if they're adequate sized,
I'll be submitting a large order as long as it can wait till the frost is gone.
Les

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From: "Richard L. Mansell" <mansell at chuma1.cas.usf.edu> on 1999.03.18 at 18:14:35(3119)
Hi Les, there are many sizes of tubers and # 2 are from 1-2 inches in
diameter depending upon the cultivar. Some have bigger tubers than others
before they pup off. Anything small is not useful in the commercial sales
side so they are planted back out into the fields. The ones I have gotten
in the past have performed quite well and everyone has been very pleased as
far as I can tell.

I will not ship until the temperatures in each area and above freezing so
some will go out now and other not for maybe 6 weeks. I can hold them
without any problem and will let you know when they are ready to send and
what the postage will be. I will let you know when they are in the mail.
Hope this is ok and answers all your questions.

Dick

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From: bauer <jbauer at concordnc.com> on 1999.03.18 at 18:21:57(3120)
#2 tuber is 3/4 to 1 1/2 inches according to
http://hammock.ifas.ufl.edu/txt/fairs/25462
Recently I bought 25 Jumbo: 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches Caldiums for $9.99 locally which
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