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2016 Fortuna Show – ADS Award Winners

March 28, 2016
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This was a small show with 138 entries and 233 stems. Since a number of the awards were not given, I’ll use a single post instead of three separate posts to show all the award winners. Fortuna is a California city near the coast about a five hour drive north of San Francisco. As you drive north and enter the downtown area from the south, you see this sign welcoming to Fortuna.

Fortuna Entrance Sign

Fortuna Entrance Sign

This is set on a traffic island. I had to park a block away and come back to get this picture. At the right you see a daffodil.

Daffodil at Fortuna Entrance Sign

Daffodil at Fortuna Entrance Sign

I don’t know if this is a long term display or whether it was put up in recognition of the daffodil show. It’s nice to know though that the daffodil show is important to the town. Anyway, the results were a little surprising this year. Let’s just say that the judges made some unusual decisions.

Gold Ribbon Winner

Gold Ribbon Winner

I think there were superior candidates, but the Gold Ribbon winner was ‘Veronica Pauline’ 4W-Y exhibited by Kirby Fong. Yes, it looks orange to me, but 4W-Y is how it’s registered. The Gold Ribbon is for the best standard daffodil in the show excluding the Container Section.

Rose Ribbon Winner

Rose Ribbon Winner

The Rose Ribbon is for the best standard seedling exhibited by its originator excluding the Container Section. The winner was 4-106-16 3W-GYR exhibited by Bob Spotts.

Miniature Gold Ribbon Winner

Miniature Gold Ribbon Winner

The Miniature Gold Ribbon is for the best miniature daffodil excluding the Container Section. The winner was ‘Canavenice’ 8W-Y exhibited by Jon Kawaguchi. The florets are about an inch in diameter.

Miniature Rose Ribbon Winner

Miniature Rose Ribbon Winner

The Miniature Rose Ribbon is for the best miniature seedling exhibited by its originator excluding the Container Section. The winner was JBK 05-19-02 10Y-Y (N. bulbocodium x N. bulbocodium var. citrinus) exhibited by Jon Kawaguchi.

White Ribbon Winner

White Ribbon Winner

The White Ribbon is for the best set of 3 standard daffodils. The winner was ‘Sir Winston Churchill’ 4W-O exhibited by Aline Faben. The judges seemed to like doubles this year.

Miniature White Ribbon Winner

Miniature White Ribbon Winner

The Miniature White Ribbon is for the best set of 3 miniature daffodils. The winner was ‘Hawera’ 5Y-Y exhibited by Jon Kawaguchi.

Intermediate Best Bloom Ribbon Winner

Intermediate Best Bloom Ribbon Winner

The best intermediate is selected from the Intermediate Section and the standard collections. The winner was ‘Double Smiles’ 4Y-O exhibited by Kirby Fong. This was the center bloom in a set of three.

Intermediate 3-Stem Ribbon Winner

Intermediate 3-Stem Ribbon Winner

The best set of 3 intermediates was ‘Double Smiles’ 4Y-O exhibited by Kirby Fong.

Historic Best Bloom Ribbon Winner

Historic Best Bloom Ribbon Winner

The best bloom in the Historic Section was ‘Thalia’ 5W-W (1916) exhibited by Bonita Peck. Historic are cultivars registered before 1940.

Historic 3-Stem Ribbon Winner

Historic 3-Stem Ribbon Winner

The best set of 3 historics was ‘Dreamlight’ 3W-GWR (1934) exhibited by Bob Spotts.

Classic Best Bloom Ribbon Winner

Classic Best Bloom Ribbon Winner

Classics are standards registered between 1940 and 1969 inclusive. The best bloom in the Classics Section was ‘Golden Dawn’ 8Y-O (1958) exhibited by Bob Spotts. This bloom was in a set of 3.

Classic 3-Stem Ribbon Winner

Classic 3-Stem Ribbon Winner

The best set of 3 classics was ‘Golden Dawn’ 8Y-O exhibited by Bob Spotts.

Classic Single Stem Ribbon Winner

Classic Single Stem Ribbon Winner

There is a separate ADS award for the best single stem exhibit in the Classics Section. The winner was ‘Royal Regiment’ 2W-O (1961) exhibited by Kirby Fong.

Small Grower Ribbon Winner

Small Grower Ribbon Winner

The best bloom in the Small Growers Section was ‘Golden Ducat’ 4Y-Y exhibited by Gail Morrison.

Container Standard Ribbon Winner

Container Standard Ribbon Winner

There were several exhibits of standards grown and shown in containers, but none were floriferous. Still, withholding the award would send the wrong message to the exhibitors. The winner was ‘Precocious’ 2W-P exhibited by Girl Scout Taylor Humphrey.

Red-White-Blue and Purple Ribbons Winner

Red-White-Blue and Purple Ribbons Winner

The Red-White-Blue Ribbon is for the best collection of 5 American-bred standard daffodils. The Purple Ribbon is for the best collection of 5 standards. Bob Spotts exhibited the winning collection. The flowers in the winning exhibit are:
Back row: 4-1-16 7Y-Y, ‘Golden Dawn’ 8Y-O (Oregon Bulb Farm);
Front row: 4-2-16 7Y-Y, ‘Harpsichord’ 11aY-P (Havens), ‘Kokopelli’ 7Y-Y (Spotts).

Quinn Award Winner

Quinn Award Winner

The Quinn Award is for the best collection of 24 standard daffodils from at least 5 RHS divisions. Exhibitor of the winning collection was Kirby Fong. The flowers in the collection are:
Top row: ‘Colley Gate’ 3W-YOR, ‘Veronica Pauline’ 4W-Y, ‘Ryland’ 2Y-P, ‘Westminster Pink’; 2W-P, ‘Ashlini’ 8W-Y, ‘Barbara Ann’ 2W-W;
3rd row: ‘Christmas Bells’ 5W-W, ‘South Bend Memorial’ 1Y-Y, ‘Polmenor’ 2W-P, ‘Shipshewana’ 3Y-Y, ‘Tuckahoe’ 3W-GYR, ‘World Class’ 5Y-Y;
2nd row: ‘Altun Ha’ 2YYW-W, ‘Cape Point’ 2W-P, ‘Greenhithe Village’ 3Y-GYY, ‘Bob Spotts’ 2W-W, ‘Wychbold’ 3Y-Y, ‘Eastbrook Moonlight’ 2W-GWW;
Front row: ‘Sheelagh’s Party’ 2W-WWP, ‘Gold Gremlin’ 7Y-Y, ‘Royal Marine’ 2W-YOO, ‘Miss Primm’ 2Y-Y, ‘Pinkie Lee’ 2P-P, ‘Blushing Lady’7Y-YYP.

Lavender Ribbon Winner

Lavender Ribbon Winner

The Lavender Ribbon is for the best collection of 5 miniatures excluding the American-bred collection. The exhibitor of the winning collection was Kirby Fong. The flowers are:
‘Suzy Q’ 10Y-Y, ‘Exit’ 3W-W, ‘Big Baby’ 10Y-Y, ‘Segovia’ 3W-Y, Keira KB-M-BH-10W-Y-13-14 10W-Y.

Bankhead Ribbon Winner

Bankhead Ribbon Winner

The Bankhead Ribbon is for the best collection of 9 miniatures from at least 3 different RHS division. Exhibitor of the winning collection was Jon Kawaguchi. The flowers are:
Back row: ‘Gold and Silver’ 7W/Y-Y, Vinisky V-01-65 5Y-Y, ‘Crevette’ 8W-O, ‘Hawera’ 5Y-Y, ‘Gold Sapphire’ 7W/Y-Y;
Front row: ‘Olumbo’ 10W-Y, ‘China Gold 10Y-Y, JBK 05-19-02 10Y-Y (N. bulb. x N. bulb. var. citrinus), JBK 10-32-02 10Y-Y (‘Connie Greenfield’ x ‘Lee Martin’).

Watrous Award Winner

Watrous Award Winner

The Watrous Award is for the best collection of 12 miniature daffodils from at least 3 different RHS divisions. Exhibitor of the winning collection was Jon Kawaguchi. The flowers are:
Back row: ‘Paula Cottell’ 3W-GWW, ‘Small Fancy’ 5Y-Y, ‘Hawera’ 5Y-Y, ‘Romantique’ 5Y-Y, ‘Xit’ 3W-W;
Middle row: ‘Solveig’s Song’ 12Y-Y, ‘Canavenice’ 8W-Y, ‘Fairy Chimes’ 5Y-Y, ‘April Tears’ 5Y-Y;
Front row: ‘Connie Greenfield’ 10Y-Y, N. bulb. ssp. praecox var. paucinervis 13Y-Y, ‘China Gold’ 10Y-Y.

3 Miniatures by Hybridizer Ribbon Winner

3 Miniatures by Hybridizer Ribbon Winner

Last of the awards was the ribbon for 3 miniature daffodils hybridized and originated by their exhibitor. The winning set was exhibited by Jon Kawaguchi. The flowers are JBK 10-16-03 10Y-Y (‘Oxford Gold’ x (N. bulb. x ‘Parasol’)), JBK 10-13-01 10Y-Y (N. bulb. var. citrinus x N. bulb. var. filifolius), JBK 04-06-1 10Y-Y (N. bulb. var. nivalis x N. bulb. var. nivalis “Small Form”).

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2 Responses to 2016 Fortuna Show – ADS Award Winners

  1. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    March 29, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Kirby, thanks as usual for sharing the photos, and congratulations to you and to all who won awards.

  2. Suzy Wert, Indiana
    April 3, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Ditto Mary Lou’s comment, Kirby!  The Fortuna sign is very cool — very artistic!  Thanks for going to the effort to get the photo for us. An interesting thing happened to an exhibitor in Winchester , Ky this weekend. When she registered for a hotel room, the price had DOUBLED from what she saw a month ago on the internet.  When she asked, the clerk said it was an “event weekend” in Winchester, and the pricing goes up for the higher demand event weekends. There were two events in Winchester that weekend, and one was the Daffodil Show!

    To anybody who bought from Rod Barwick (Glenbrook Bulb Farm) before he quit mailing overseas, check your seedling numbers to see if you, too, might have the lovely Canavenice.  He has 3 registered miniatures starting with “cana” which he sent out gratis under seedling number, Canapanama, Canavenices and Canasuez.  You may have one of these!

    Suzy