Fertility

The fertility of species and named daffodils.

Single Chinese not sterile after all?

There are scientific journals out there that say  N. Tazetta ‘Chinese sacred lily’ or ‘Orientalis’ is sterile. This is because the plant is triploid with 30 chromosomes and this causes pollen…

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The inheritance of recessive and dominant mutations in daffodil cultivars

December 30, 2017
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This is the title of an article from Peter Brandham in the “Daffodil, Snowdrop and Tulip Yearbook 2017, pages 26-32”. Essential statements in this paper are: Pitfalls often occur, one…

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Winter 2017

As Graham has remarked it’s been a dry frosty winter here in Canberra. End of winter is in sight with the first pseudonarcissus and jonquilla in flower. There are some…

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Erlicheer and White Pearl

The  daffodil  season  is  moving  slowly  in  New  Zealand  and  most  areas  had  a rough  weekend  as  a severe  southerly front  moved  up  the  country . My  cutflower  numbers  for …

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Open Pollination

July 8, 2017
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  My first steps as a hybridizer were to cross standard daffodils. I read in the literature that it is not necessary to prevent open pollination because only 1 to…

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Hybridizing

A Beginning in Hybridizing The year 2017 was a successful year in my producing of daffodil seed from many of my crosses but not all.  Probably the words that I…

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