KP and DB ask Annie:
A Since I’m not a hybridizer and have never registered a plant, I went to Joe Bruns for clarification on this one. Joe is in charge of plant registration for the AVSA, as well as the Master Plant List (formerly know as the Master Variety List). Here is what he said: “The parents of the plant that is to be registered must be a named variety, i.e. named by the hybridizer, not by the purchaser. You can’t just give a name to a NOID and use that as a parent. (Of course, you can use it as a parent, but you can’t register a seedling from a cross using it as a parent. However, you may name the seedling and use that as a parent, consequently registering an offspring from that cross.)
Douglas and KP, I hope this answers your question!
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