Hybridizing

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

Different seedlings of N. x xanthochlorus (N. cavanillesii x N. viridiflorus) are flowering

December 2, 2016
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The seedlings of N. x xanthochlorus should be fertile because they are allotetraploid. But some generate no viable pollen. Successful crosses with Maria Pia as the pollen parent were made.…

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N. cavanillesii crosses

November 24, 2016
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N. cavanillesii flowered three days after a heavy rain in southern Spain. Today, one month later I earned the seeds in the picture. The different pollen parents influence the size of…

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Kate Reade

November 23, 2016
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Dear All, Nial Watson just asked that I let Daffnet members know that Kate Reade has passed away. Kate was awarded the American Daffodil Society Gold Medal in 1992 and…

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Triandus hybrids

November 7, 2016
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Hi At our Canberra Show Lawrence asked whether our triandus hybrids were fertile. A couple were still flowering so I pollinated them with pollen from our tall form of NTT.…

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Clive Postles – sadly passed away

It is with very great sadness that we announce the death of Clive Postles on Tuesday November 1 2016. Clive was a much loved and respected member of the Society,…

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2016 ADS Show Winners PDFs

Contrary to what I submitted for the Net News article in the lovely September Journal (and due to some serious issues with Adobe Acrobat Standard DC) I have only just…

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