Bill Pannill, Florida

“Chipping” to increase bulbs

February 26, 2009
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Categories: Bulb Information, Growing Daffodils

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I never understood how the Dutch could increase daffodil so rapidly until I saw the results in Holland last April. After cutting the bulb into eight pieces they may still get a good bloom. Click on this web address to see: http://www.mrdaffodil.com/Bill_Pannills_World_Of_Daffodils/Daffodil_Culture.html
Bill Pannill

One response to ““Chipping” to increase bulbs”

  1. Ben Zonneveld says:

    Just to set the record straight: A sport can be to a chimeric rearrangements {one of the three genetic layers is changing from place say a green leaf with a yellow edge becomes the reverse or plain green} , a somatic recombination ( a white flowering plant heterozygous for yellow flower color becomes homozygous)or very rarely due to a mutation ( say a yellow edge to a green leaf). Only in the latter case the DNA sequence is changed. As in many cases it is difficult to say what has happened it is safer to say that one has a sport. Ben Z.