Yearly Archives: 2019

Is this ‘Pueblo’?

December 9, 2019
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I have an unidentified daffodil in my garden in a weedy place where I’ve never planted any daffodils. I don’t remember noticing it until this year, but it had many…

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Chromosome doubling of Narcissus varieties and species

December 8, 2019
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Meanwhile Hawera, Fairy Chimes, N. jonquilla henriquesii, Pixie’s Sister and N. jonquilla cordubensis have been transformed from diploid to tetraploid. The program shall be proceeded to convert further  narcissus species…

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Sad news

December 7, 2019
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It is with great sadness I report the John Pearson passed away today after a long illness. He was a wonderful breeder of daffodils and will be greatly missed. Ian

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Cold November

December 6, 2019
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Not much news on olde daffnet. It turned cold here in New Jersey about the first few days in November and stayed cold – and miserable.  I planted my few…

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Sous Vide for hot water treatment

November 25, 2019
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Anyone wanting to hot water treat their bulbs on a small hobbyist level might want to consider a sous vide machine like this one: https://anovaculinary.com/. I’ve used the Precision Cooker…

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Seed grains of Narcissus cavanillesii

November 25, 2019
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I just harvested some seeds of N. cavanillesii combined with N. assoanus and Altruist. The average size of the seed grains from the first cross seems to be a little…

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