John F Dean wrote:As you have correctly identified, regulations can come into play. Another issue is what you mean by lines up. If you are thinking in terms of drawing a circle around the globe of the same latitude as your home, then no. I am in the southern tip of Illinois. Latitude wise I sit south of Frankfort, KY, but there are places in Idaho in a warmer zone. Then, there are the issues of water, soil, etc
S Bengi wrote:More often than not, you will find that someone will import a specific cultivar from another country, that did okay (most likely with some other cultivar nearby, to give pollen).
Then that imported cultivar will have 1 AMAZING offspring out of 500 offspring/year over 10years (1:5000). Their kids/friends will then name that 1 amazing offspring/cultivar after them, saying that they got it from such and such country.
Developing a new landrace/cultivar that is locally adapted to your climate/soil/chillhours/GDD/AHS/etc is really cool and you can name that cultivar after yourself, it's even cooler if you have an amazing story to go along with. Such as you smuggled it in during the covid crsis of 2020, after finishing up a XYZ, in such and such country, where you ultimately met the partner of your dreams.