Hybridizing

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

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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Hybrid Seedling Question

A question to hybridizes. I have more seedlings than I have a place to replant.  As all hybridizes know when you keep one seedling bulb for a few years it…

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Bulbucodium N. cantabricus subsp luteolentus

I dug a large clump of N. cantabricus subsp luteolentus.  It’s a species bulbocodium 13Y-Y.  I must have had 100 to 150 bulbs in the clump.  Can someone tell me…

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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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Autumn 17#6

There is no obvious boundary between autumn and winter here. It sure feels like winter. There were enough flowers to pick a bunch for a friend’s birthday. The bunch includes…

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N. ‘Sheskin’ probably my favourite pink for exhibition nowadays

These flowers of N. ‘Sheskin’ have spent almost a month in a fridge at 2.5C – they look a bit tired and show a rim rather than solid pink in…

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