The seed corns shown in ‘Many seeds 1’ are not all I harvested this year. Indeed I got about 36690 from 201 different crosses. 26000 seeds were planted very close together, because my heated seed beds are designed for 10000 seed corns . The rest of 10690 shall be planted into the open ground in the end of September.
Because of these numbers you should not doubt my mind. I think I have a light form of yellow fever only. But you are free to see it in another way.
Some hybridizers to come may be interested in my planting method: The heaters in the picture have 100 watts and hold a minimum temperature of 5 degrees C in the first winter. The soil for the seed is 5 cm peach with a low concentration of salt nutrients (in Germany called TKS 1) and 30 percent of perlite. The seeds are powdered with the fungicide ‘Maneb’ and covered with a little soil. I think the higher temperature in the first winter is favorable for crosses of species with each other and of standard daffodils with species. For crosses of standard daffodils sowing in the open ground is possible. The seedlings remain in the beds for three years and are fertilized with a liquid fertilizer during the growing period in intervals of two weeks.