Seeds

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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Open Pollination/culled daffodil seeds/bulbs

July 10, 2017
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If you go out into the fields or flower beds after dark you will sometimes see hundreds of not thousands of moths working over the blooms on the daffodils. During…

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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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Fertile triandrus hybrids

January 13, 2017
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In Daffnet (November 7, 2016) Graham Fleming wrote that he got seeds from combining several of his triandrus hybrids with a special triandrus variety (NTT) with one chromosome set of…

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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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Seedpods of N. triandrus triandrus

October 10, 2016
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Hi, everybody, When I was at John Reed’s this past year, I saw 2 different kinds of seed pods on naturalized N.t.t. — some were jumbo, oblong and squarish, the…

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