Hybridizing

Discussion by daffodil hybridzers around the world, about daffodil fertility and breeding programs accompanied with many photos of seedlings.

Too Early In Currituck County

February 14, 2017
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This is one of my seedlings that bloomed this morning.  It is so windy outside and cold that I had to hold it in my hands to take a picture,…

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Daffodils in Bloom in Currituck County, NC

February 11, 2017
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Hi, I took my camera for a stroll in our 64 degree “F” sunny weather today and took a couple of pictures.  Actually, I took a lot of pictures but…

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Bulbocodium hybrid seedlings

Bulbocodium hybrid seedlings

Three years ago I pollinated a yellow bulbocodium hybrid with a white one. From the seed pod about 150 seeds were sown in an eight inch pot. This year seedlings…

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Crosses of tetraploid species with each other or with tetraploid standard daffodils

February 7, 2017
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Most crosses of standard daffodils with diploid species and crosses between diploid species are infertile. If tetraploid species are used the descendants are fertile. Some more information you find within…

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Narcissus cantabricus crosses

February 2, 2017
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   These two miniature daffodils are flowering in the greenhouse. The seedlings of both crosses often generate unreduced pollen. I shall try the first one out of doors this year…

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First Narcissus for 2017

My first Narcissus is blooming for 2017 after my Autumn bloomers have finished. This is Narcissus cantabricus var. foliosus: My next species will be Narcissus psuedonarcissus. I believe I have…

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