Clay Higgins, New Jersey

Seedling N. jonquilla X Brackenhurst

April 7, 2013

Categories: Breeding, Hybridizing

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Bob Spotts,

I have a question, I breed for color in N. jonquilla and N. bulbocodium.  This was a cross N. jonquilla (seed) X. ‘Brackenhurst’ (pollen).  The first couple of years I got a miniature div 7 with good substance.  This year I got this.  It looks very much like Brackenhust and not very jonquil.



Another look.


Third look at the same daffodil.


I would appreciate comments.








One response to “Seedling N. jonquilla X Brackenhurst”

  1. Bob Spotts, California Bob Spotts, California says:

    I congratulate you for getting this seedling. In the past, every time I placed pollen on N. jonquilla it seemed that I just got more jonquilla. So, I place jonquilla pollen onto cultivars instead. There are good reasons for getting more success that way.

    Here’s my opinion: the seedling is more interesting than beautiful. Certainly it inherited a minimal amount of jonquil characteristics. It likely is triploid.

    I’m always happy to respond, but If you want my opinion or answer to a question, I suggest that e-mail is a better mode of communication.