Kirby Fong, California

2015 Livermore Show – Standard and Miniature Single Cultivar Awards

March 11, 2015
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The 2015 Livermore daffodil show was held March 7 and 8 at Alden Lane Nursery. The season was very early this year with many daffodils starting to bloom in the middle of February. Many of the flowers at the Livermore show had been kept in refrigerators for two weeks and were wilting by the second day of the show. Anyway, here are the ADS award winners that involve only a single cultivar.

Gold Ribbon Winner - Altun Ha 2YYW-W exhibited by Kirby Fong

Gold Ribbon Winner – Altun Ha 2YYW-W exhibited by Kirby Fong

The Gold Ribbon is for the best standard daffodil in the show excluding the container classes.

Rose Ribbon Winner - Bob Spotts 5-1-32 8W-Y

Rose Ribbon Winner – Bob Spotts 5-1-32 8W-Y

The Rose Ribbon is for the best standard seedling in the show excluding the container classes exhibited by its originator.

Miniature Gold Ribbon Winner - Lima 96 12W-G exhibited by Bob Spotts

Miniature Gold Ribbon Winner – Lima 96 12W-G exhibited by Bob Spotts

The Miniature Gold Ribbon is for the best miniature daffodil in the show excluding the container classes. Lima refers to the late Manuel Lima who did a lot of hybridizing with N. viridiflorus in pursuit of green daffodils.

Miniature Rose Ribbon Winner - Koopowitz & Howe X-15-15 2W-WWP

Miniature Rose Ribbon Winner – Koopowitz & Howe X-15-15 2W-WWP

The Miniature Rose Ribbon is for the best miniature seedling in the show excluding the container classes exhibited by its originator. In this case they’re Harold Koopowitz and Marilynn Howe.

White Ribbon Winner - Bob Spotts 2W-W exhibited by Bob Spotts

White Ribbon Winner – Bob Spotts 2W-W exhibited by Bob Spotts

The White Ribbons is for the best set of 3 standards in the show.  The middle bloom of ‘Bob Spotts’ was also the best white daffodil in the show.

Miniature White Ribbon Winner - Koopowitz & Howe 03-036-9 8W-P

Miniature White Ribbon Winner – Koopowitz & Howe 03-036-9 8W-P

The Miniature White Ribbon is for the best set of 3 miniatures in the show.

Best Intermediate Bloom - Ollie 2Y-YOR exhibited by Ben Blake and Nancy Tackett

Best Intermediate Bloom – Ollie 2Y-YOR exhibited by Ben Blake and Nancy Tackett

The Best Intermediate happened to be in Ben and Nancy’s New Zealand collection. ‘Ollie’ is bred by Denise McQuarrie.

Intermediate 3-Stem Ribbon Winner - Chile Verde 3Y-GYO exhibited by Bob Spotts

Intermediate 3-Stem Ribbon Winner – Chile Verde 3Y-GYO exhibited by Bob Spotts

This is the best set of 3 intermediate size daffodils.

Historic Best Bloom - Niveth 5W-W exhibited by Kirby Fong

Historic Best Bloom – Niveth 5W-W exhibited by Kirby Fong

The best historic bloom was ‘Niveth’ 5W-W registered in 1931. Historic is defined to be a cultivar registered before 1940.

Best Classic Bloom and Best Classic Single Stem Exhibit - Matador 8Y-GOO exhibited by Bob Spotts

Best Classic Bloom and Best Classic Single Stem Exhibit – Matador 8Y-GOO exhibited by Bob Spotts

The same flower won the award for best classic bloom and the award for best single stem exhibit of a classic bloom. Classic means a cultivar registered between 1940 and 1969 inclusive. ‘Matador’ was registered in 1958.

Youth Best Bloom - Apricot Jewel 3O-O exhibited by Nick Swanson

Youth Best Bloom – Apricot Jewel 3O-O exhibited by Nick Swanson

Here’s the best bloom in the Youth Section. There were three exhibitors in this section. Nick got the bulb at the local society’s drawing and auction the previous autumn.

 

Youth Set of 3 Ribbon Winner - Rapture 6Y-Y exhibited by Nick Swanson

Youth Set of 3 Ribbon Winner – Rapture 6Y-Y exhibited by Nick Swanson

Nick also had the best set of 3 in the Youth Section.

That’s enough for tonight. Tomorrow I’ll show the the award-winning standard and miniature collections.

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4 Responses to 2015 Livermore Show – Standard and Miniature Single Cultivar Awards

  1. David Adams, New Zealand
    March 12, 2015 at 2:11 am

    I do so appreciate the prompt reports of Northern hemisphere shows. Thanks
    .
    Dave

  2. Denise and Neil McQuarrie, New Zealand
    March 12, 2015 at 3:41 am

    I agree with David, it is lovely to see the reports from your part of the world, congratulations to all the prizewinners!  The Gold Ribbon winner is a beautiful bloom, Kirby.  Great to see one of my raising winning Best Intermediate for Nancy and Ben.  Just an adjustment to the name needed, it is Ollie, (named after one of our Siamese cats) not Allie as shown in the photo.

  3. Bob Spotts, California
    Bob Spotts, California
    March 12, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Several years ago, I stayed a few days John and Rosemary Pearson. John proudly showed me a set of his white seedlings from the cross ‘Stoke Charity’ x ‘Panache’.  They were stunning – every bloom of each seedling nearly perfect. One especially caught my fancy. We were going to The Daffodil Society’s Show the next day and John encouraged me to snap off three stems of it. He busied himself with collecting blooms and packing them in his boxes for travel.  John included the three stems of my selection, along with stems of his preferred, larger selection from that cross (now named ‘Guy Wilson’). At the show, John entered his blooms. When he was finished making entries, the three stems of my selection remained in his box. I asked him “are you going to enter this one?” He replied “no, it’s too small.” (That astounded me, since it was full size for daffodils as I grew them in Oakley.)

    Two years later, John told me he was naming a seedling for me. “Which one?”, I asked. “The white seedling you so admired,” he replied. And so, when The Hofflands  catalogue for that year arrived, there, under new introductions, was ‘Bob Spotts’ 2W-W with the description: “like its namesake, of medium size.”

    If a hybridizer names a superb flower for you, you should grow it. Needless to say, John’s cultivar is superb! Thanks for the honor, John.

  4. Kirby Fong, California
    Kirby Fong, California
    March 13, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Thanks to Denise, I’ve corrected the name of the best intermediate from Allie to Ollie.