FMV elimination through meristem culture
Just wondering if anyone on this forum has invested the time and expense necessary to produce FMV free plants using meristem culture. I realize many on this forum are not concerned with this disease, and that's fine, but I prefer disease free figs if possible.
I don't believe all figs are infected. I purchase a Battaglia Green from Paradise Nursery in 2006 that was virus free I believe. It has since become infected with FMV from an adjacent tree purchased from a different vendor. The tree still does well and I don't see any reduction in fruiting.
I would appreciate a response from anyone who may have attempted this. It would be nice to have this option to clean up some of the cultivars that do not handle FMV well. I have access to property isolated enough from other figs to make the re-infection of clean plants unlikely.
Thanks, jspen in southern MD