Hybridizing

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

Green bulbocodiums

December 10, 2018
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Two seedlings from the cross N. romieuxii x 7G-G seedling are now open and these look promising. The few from this cross that flowered earlier were white, but these two…

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The fertility of seedlings from N. cavanillesii x Emerald Sea, N. cavanillesii x (Ballygowan x N. viridiflorus), and N. x xanthochlorus x (Ballygowan x N. viridiflorus)

November 24, 2018
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   Seedlings from the first two crosses have two chromosome sets (CC) from N. cavanillesii, one (V) from N. viridiflorus, and one (N) from a tetraploid standard daffodil. Seedlings of…

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Something New

November 22, 2018
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This is the first flower from a new cross now in bloom. A cream colored N. romieuxii was crossed with pollen from a 7G-G seedling. Normally the 7G-G flowers in…

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It is fertile!

November 21, 2018
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Earlier on in October I posted a picture of the seedling from N. cavanillesii x Emerald Sea. Brian Duncan suggested pollinating it. While I found this flower intriguing I had…

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3847 – full face, 3847 – in profile

November 15, 2018
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What’s the view? Is this seedling – Wow! ? Bah! ? Pretty ? Ugly ? Commercial ? A keeper ? A Discard ? Or shoot the breeder ? 3847 –…

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Seedling ‘Gloriosus x N.elegans’

October 8, 2018
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    My first seedling from the cross ‘Gloriosus x N. elegans’ is flowering after four years. Theo

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