Harold Koopowitz, California

Open this morning

December 18, 2010
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Categories: Autumn Blooming Daffodils, Hybridizing, Seedling

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A surprise pre-Christmas present is open this morning. I used frozen pollen of Brooke Ager onto Emerald Sea in 2002 and got 11 seeds. They are starting to bloom this year. It took 6 years. 5 survived to adulthood. So far 2 look like Em. Sea selfed but this clearly has the Brooke Ager perianth. There is a hint of pink in the cup. We will have to see what the cup color is like when it matures. Flower is about the size of the pollen parent. Harold

3 responses to “Open this morning”

  1. Brian Duncan, Northern Ireland Brian Duncan says:

    Harold, A very interesting stepping stone, flowering mid way between autumn and spring and with a nice broad perianth and greenish cup – I wouldn’t worry if it does not show pink, we have plenty of those! Now let’s just hope it might be fertile. Brian

  2. David Liedlich says:

    That is certainly a pre-Christmas surprise.  Nice flower for sure.

    Dave

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  3. Larry Force says:
    Harold,
    A beautiful, exciting, Christmas present indeed! Ole Santa did you right with that one. Congratulations!
    Merry Christmas and a Happy Daffodil New Year
    Regards,
    Larry