Kirby Fong, California

2017 Fortuna Show – Standard Daffodil Awards

March 27, 2017
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Categories: Show Results, Shows

Fortuna is near the coast about a five hour drive north of San Francisco. The daffodil show is sponsored by the Fortuna Garden Club. This year there were 363 entries by 31 exhibitors for a total of 571 stems. Here are the standard daffodils that won ADS awards. If an award is not mentioned, there were no entries eligible for it.

Gold Ribbon Winner exhibited by Bob Spotts

Gold Ribbon Winner exhibited by Bob Spotts

The Gold Ribbon is for the best standard daffodil in the show excluding the Container-Grown Section. The winning cultivar was ‘Bob Spotts’ 2W-W. This cultivar was bred by John Pearson in England and named in honor of Bob Spotts.

Rose Ribbon Winner exhibited by Bob Spotts

Rose Ribbon Winner exhibited by Bob Spotts

The Rose Ribbon is for the best standard seedling exhibited by its originator excluding the Container-Grown Section. The winning flower was seedling 3-45-17 7Y-GGO.

Youth Best Bloom Ribbon Winner exhibited by Ella MacDonald

White Ribbon Winner and Classic 3-Stem Ribbon Winner exhibited by Kirby Fong

Intermediate 3-Stem Ribbon Winner exhibited by Kirby Fong

Intermediate 3-Stem Ribbon Winner exhibited by Kirby Fong

Best Classic Ribbon Winner and Best Classic Single-Stem Ribbon Winner exhibited by Kirby Fong

Best Classic Ribbon Winner and Best Classic Single-Stem Ribbon Winner exhibited by Kirby Fong

Best Intermediate Ribbon Winner exhbited by Kirby Fong

Best Intermediate Ribbon Winner exhbited by Kirby Fong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Bantam’ 2Y-YOO is both a classic daffodil (registered in 1950) and an intermediate.  I had so many of them that I could enter the single and 3-stem classes in the Classic and Intermediate Sections where they did extraordinarily well.  The White Ribbon is for the best set of three standard daffodils, and intermediates are considered to be standard size albeit on the small side.

Best Historic 3-Stem Ribbon Winner exhibited by Bob Johnson

Best Historic 3-Stem Ribbon Winner exhibited by Bob Johnson

Best Historic Ribbon Winner exhibited by Bob Johnson

Best Historic Ribbon Winner exhibited by Bob Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historics are cultivars registered before 1940. (Classics are standards registered from 1940 to 1969 inclusive.) Winning cultivar of the best bloom and the best set of three in the Historic Section was ‘Dreamlight’ 3W-GWR (1934).

Small Growers Ribbon Winner exhibited by Sandie Marlow

Small Growers Ribbon Winner exhibited by Sandie Marlow

The Small Growers Section is for exhibitors who grow 50 or fewer cultivars. The best bloom in the Small Growers Section was ‘Falconet’ 8Y-R.

Standard Container-Grown Ribbon Winner exhibited by Ella MacDonald

Standard Container-Grown Ribbon Winner exhibited by Ella MacDonald

We had several entries of standard size daffodils in the Container-Grown Section, all exhibited by local Girl Scouts. The Ribbon winner was ‘Pink Charm’ 2W-WWP.

Youth Best Bloom Ribbon Winner exhibited by Ella MacDonald

Youth Best Bloom Ribbon Winner exhibited by Ella MacDonald

Although we had a Youth Section, there were no entries.  Since all the container entries were by youths, the judges decided to award the ADS youth ribbons to flowers in the container section to encourage the youths. So this bloom of ‘Pink Charm’ in the winning container entry won the Youth Best Bloom Ribbon.

Youth Best 3-Stem Ribbon Winner exhibited by Gwen Scott

Youth Best 3-Stem Ribbon Winner exhibited by Gwen Scott

This container of ‘Double Smiles’ 4Y-O was designated the winner of the Youth Best 3-Stem Ribbon.

Intermediate Collection of 5 Ribbon Winner exhibited by Bob Spotts

Intermediate Collection of 5 Ribbon Winner exhibited by Bob Spotts

The flowers in the best collection of 5 intermediates was:
Back: 3-93-17 3W-YYO, 3-22-17 3W-YYO, 3-33-17 3W-YOO;
Front: 3-46-17 1Y-Y, 3-12-17 3G-GYY.

Red-White-Blue Ribbon Winner exhibited by Ben Blake and Nancy Tackett

Red-White-Blue Ribbon Winner exhibited by Ben Blake and Nancy Tackett

The Red-White-Blue Ribbon is for the best collection of 5 standards of American origination. Flowers in the winning collection are:
Back: ‘Mount Nittany’ 1Y-Y (Bender), Welch 17-01-03 (Avalanche seedling), 8W-Y, ‘Lackawanna’ 2Y-Y (Bender);
Front: ‘Cactus Blossom’ 2W-Y (Spotts), ‘National Treasure’ 2Y-Y (Havens).

Purple Ribbon Winner exhibited by Kirby Fong

Purple Ribbon Winner exhibited by Kirby Fong

The Purple Ribbon is for the best collection of 5 standard daffodils in the show. The winning collection was a Division 2 collection. Flower in the winner are:
Back: ‘Cape Point’ 2W-P, ‘Glasnevin’ 2W-W;
Front: ‘Maya Dynasty’ 2Y-Y, ‘Clear Morning; 2W-Y, ‘High Command’ 2Y-Y.

Bozievich Ribbon Winner exhibited by Kirby Fong

Bozievich Ribbon Winner exhibited by Kirby Fong

The Bozievich class calls for a collection of 12 standard daffodils from at least 4 RHS Divisions. Flower in the winning collection are:
Top row: ‘Glasnevin’ 2W-W, ‘Altun Ha’ 2YYW-W, ‘Nickelodeon’ 8W-W, ‘Goyt Valley’ 4Y-O;
Middle row: ‘Golden Alpha’ 1Y-Y, ‘Blushing Lady’ 7Y-YYP, ‘Goldfinger’ 1Y-Y, ‘Dressed for Dinner’ 2Y-YYR;
Bottom row: ‘Merlin’ 3W-YYR, ‘Triple Crown’ 3Y-GYR, ‘Birky’ 2W-P, ‘Bronzewing’ 1Y/W-P.

Quinn Award Winner exhibited by Bob Spotts

Quinn Award Winner exhibited by Bob Spotts

The Quinn class calls for a collection of 24 standard daffodils from at least 5 RHS Divisions. Flowers in the winning collection are:
Top row: ‘Tristan’s Memory’ 2Y-Y, ‘Flintlock’ 2W-Y, ‘Irish Rum’ 2Y-O, ‘Chaco Canyon’ 2W-YOO,
‘Hot Gossip’ 2Y-O, 3-23-17 2W-Y, 3-3-17 2Y-O, 3-22-17 8W-YYO;
Middle row: ‘Bob Spotts’ 2W-W. 3-16-17 6Y-YYO, 3-15-17 2WWG-Y, 3-41-17 7G-GOO,
‘Limey Circle’ 3W-WWG, 3-53-17 7G-GGO, ‘Fire Mist’ 2O-O, 3-19-17 3WWG-YYR;
Bottom row: ‘Ice Wings’ 5W-W, 03-95-17 7YYG-GYY, 03-66-17 9W-GYR, ‘Prosecco’ 7P-P,
‘Work of Art’ 7W-P, 3-107-15 2W-YYO, 3-53-17 9W-GWR, 3-105-17 9WWG-GYO.

The Silver Ribbon is not for daffodils but for the exhibitor who won the most first place ribbons in the show. Winner was Kirby Fong with 32 blue ribbons.

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