Fertility

The fertility of species and named daffodils.

Fertility update – Div. 6

It has been a good year for seed on the narcissus/pseudonarcissus triploids, mostly crossed with tetraploids. Hopefully, in a few years, it will be clear how effective this policy is…

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Fertility update – Div. 5

November 28, 2014
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The quest for fertile inter-sectional division 5’s is progressing very slowly here. The policy of putting sterile triploids onto fertile inter-sectional tetraploids is being pursued but very few seeds have…

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Fertility update – Div. 10

November 25, 2014
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A few interesting plants have set seed this year further confirming the potential of intersectional bulbocodium hybrids. There was an unfortunate mistake planting the 2011 seedlings. They were shallow planted…

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fertile tetraploid tazetta pollen

November 24, 2014
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If any breeders out there want to make some fertile tazetta hybrids with regular daffodils, these should be ideal. Right now I have collected an excess of pollen from several…

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Narcissus romieuxii x Emerald Sea

November 23, 2014
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Narcissus romieuxii x Emerald Sea

Emerald Sea can be crossed with diploid and tetraploid bulbocodiums. Some seedlings of N. romieuxii x Emerald Sea are flowering in my greenhouse.  

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N. cavanillesii x Emerald Sea

November 3, 2014
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This is  a five years old seedling of N. cavanillesii x Emerald Sea flowering for the first time. After opening the flower is yellow, later the colour  changes to white…

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