Re: [tomato] Re: Red Savina Habanero Pepper

Celeste or Dave Anderson (
Thu, 1 Apr 1999 09:33:36 +0000

I really don't know if there is a difference between a patented and a 
PVP variety. The only thing I'm sure of is that selling either 
without paying a royalty will get you a letter from a lawyer. BTW 
Chuck, I also grow tomatoes, so I'm not visiting here.

> >>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
> apply.
Dave Anderson
Tough Love Chile Co.