This chapter will be chiefly devoted to a subject in many respects important, namely, bud-variation.
So permanent are the characters thus suddenly acquired, that a nectarine produced by bud-variation has propagated itself by seed.
bud-variation is, also, important under our present point of view.
Plants thus propagated become so variable, that they are subject, as we have seen in the last chapter, even to bud-variation.
Now it is well worth while to reflect maturely on some striking case of bud-variation, for instance that of the peach.
Several varieties, even when propagated by tubers, are far from constant, as will be seen in the chapter on bud-variation.
Hemerocallis fulva and flava, interchanging by bud-variation, i. 386.
Some few of our most beautiful and useful productions have arisen by bud-variation.
The Boston nectarine, which appeared as a bud-variation, produced by seed a closely allied nectarine.
This same peach has likewise produced by bud-variation the early grosse mignonne.