Hybridizing

Discussion by daffodil hybridzers around the world, about daffodil fertility and breeding programs accompanied with many photos of seedlings.

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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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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Narcissus x barrae and Narcissus grandae

November 16, 2019
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A new species ‘N. grandae’ has been described. I think it is allotetraploid like for example N. miniatus and N. tortifolius. It has beautiful flowers and is vigerous and therefore…

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Carters Daffodils 2019 list is now available

October 15, 2019
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Welcome to Carter’s Daffodils – 2019 My growing philosophy is to create healthy new varieties for show and garden. A bit of history 2008-2009 – Made seeds by hybridizing but…

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Narcissus deficiens (miniatus)

My first N.deficiens flowering after just 3 short years from seed. This is my first Narcissus ever to bloom from seed.

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Final days to buy bulbs for 2019

September 30, 2019
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http://www.phsdaffodils.com Only 15 days remain before the 2019 PHS Daffodils web shop closes for the season.  The inventory is current and limited; as a bonus, a few more bulbs of…

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