Re: [tomato] Re: Red Savina Habanero Pepper

ChuckWyatt/Md/Z7 (
Wed, 31 Mar 1999 23:01:39 -0500

Hi Doreen,

>>BTW, I thought that OP varieties could not be patented, only
hybrids.  Has this changed or am I mistaken?<<  Only hybrids can be
patented but there is a PVP (Plant Variety Protection) program to protect
O.P. breeders.  It is much the same but I understand the length os shorter
than the regular patents.  Maybe our pepper visitor can jump in here.  He
seems to know something of this and in this case his pepper info should