8 thoughts on “FOTD 18th June 2019: Gerbera

  1. ‘Gemini’ might have been the cultivar name. It could be a name used for marketing. The common ‘Algerian’ mandarin oranges here are popularly sold as ‘Clementines’ (which is actually a completely different cultivar) or ‘Pixies’. I know what they are, but ‘Algerian’ does not sound as good.

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      • ‘Algerian’ mandarin seems like an oxymoron to me. Is it from Algeria or the Mandarin Province of China? ‘Satsuma’ is another generic name used for any sort of mandarin orange or tangerine that needs to be marketed, although the name is derived from a specific group of mandarin oranges that were developed in Japan. I do not know what the word means, but I know it is not as generic as it has become. Satsumas are mandarin oranges that were developed in Japan. Tangerines are mandarin oranges that were developed in America.

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  2. I have been wondering about Germinis as well because they seem to be popping up in the shops. Apparently, I now learned, the Germini is a subspecies of Gerbera – the difference being the size (Ger-mini — you get it). Either way, they are beautiful flowers who are long “keepers” once in the vase.

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