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From whence cometh the 'Kohout' cultivars? (4 Replies)

Posted September 3, 2013 at 11:56 pm

I understand (I think) that kohout is Czech for ‘rooster’. There are Pinus and Abies cultivars with ‘kohout’ in their names. Where did this come from, where did this start?

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Posted September 5, 2013 at 7:05 am

Hi Sara, all of these cultivars are named by or for Joerg Kohout, one of the more active propagators and broomers in Germany. His nursery is in Elstra in the state of Sachsen (former DDR). The Dutch guys have been responsible for getting a lot of his stuff to the U.S.

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Posted September 5, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Oh ok! I was trying to get the rooster connection. I should have thought of the fact that it was likely a name! Thx David.

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Posted September 13, 2013 at 7:41 am

Jorg Kohout has really a slavic name. In the eastern Germany live many slavs, who turned to german during the centuries.

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Posted July 5, 2015 at 7:53 pm

Joerg told me himself when first we met in Charlotte at the 2010 Nat’l Meeting that his father is Czech.

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