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Redneck Amaryllis Experiment

By gone2seed
March 21, 2011

I have been curious for some time about the ability of heat to treat and even kill virus. After I received some virused Amaryllis bulbs from suppliers, this seemed to be the ideal subject for a "redneck" experiment

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Name: Sandra Holloway
Texas
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sanandreyas70
May 8, 2011 5:48 AM CST
Very neat article, thank you for sharing it! Glad it worked on most of your bulbs!!
Sandra :)
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 13, 2012 9:14 PM CST
Fascinating! And very creative of you. Care to give an update on any further results since early 2011?
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cwhitt
Nov 26, 2016 1:22 PM CST
I am going to try out your tip today. But in my toaster oven on warm setting - heating it up right now, with a thermometer in it to be sure I have the correct temperature. Several of my bulbs have orange color spotted areas on them, which I think is a virus. I removed the diseased areas, and gave the bulb a weak bleach water bath for 2 hours. Now will try your tip. Probably nothing to lose at this point. Nothing ventured, nothing gained! Crossing Fingers!
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