It all started with an email from someone that I had just sold a Concord chimera African violet to. The buyer of my plant stated that he was happy to get the Concords I was selling because they had larger white strip sections. I did not really understand what he meant since I purchased my Concord a long time ago (a decade or so back) from Lyndon Lyon’s Greenhouse. So what perception was the person that e-mailed me working under? To me a Concord is a Concord. Even gringo beginners can pick out a Concord from 25 yards.
So it was not but a few months later when I saw on ebay (the epitome of the free market), a chimera African violet, Concord. And sure enough the photos of what was being offered appeared a little skimpy on the white strip portion in the blooms as well as the blooms looking smaller. I carefully read the text and the seller was selling this Concord as a special strain that had a little different look. Never the less he was still selling it as Concord. I had to have to it. So I placed an aggressive bid. Read More