Texas Hybridizers You would be surprised at the number of African Violet and Gesneriad hybrids that have originated in Texas! Texan growers are known for their hard work and stubborn dedication to developing hardy, beautiful plants. This is evident in the number of awards to Texas hybrids each year at local, state and national shows! The LSAVC is proud of its hybridizers. Click on any article below for more information about our hybridizers and their plants.
- LSAVC Special Edition Tribute to Ray and Hortense Pittman Jan-Feb 2015
- Texas Gesnariad Hybrids List. The Texas African Violet Hybrids list is now available through AVSA as it has been incorporated into the First Class Program.
- Some Thoughts on Hybridizing with J.C. Munk by Judith Carter
- San Antonio Couple Grow Their Passion by Cheryl Van Tuyl Jividen
- Growing and Hybridizing Gesneriads in Texas by Dale Martens
- Wranglers’ Ride Again (on Winston Smith) by Marge Savage
- An Interview with June Swift by Margery Clive
- An Interview with Bill Foster by Margery Clive
- Harold Hobbs and the Dean Series by Shirley Sanders
- Hortense Pittman – Hall of Fame 2008
- Eunice Curry – Hudson Award
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