Fertility

The fertility of species and named daffodils.

Some breeding/fertility questions

January 11, 2020
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I have a lot of tazettas blooming now and was looking through the pollen I collected last year to see what I might use for breeding. ‘Aspasia’ is my latest-blooming…

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The fertility of NNNX daffodil varieties

January 9, 2020
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The existing NNNX varieties you find in the table of the pdf file The fertility of nnnx daffodil varieties .More should be generated by hybridizers. Many of these plants are…

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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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20 years wait

Thanks everyone for the photos and reports and congratulations to John Reed. Way back in 1999 some N. broussonetii seed generously sent to me by Harold Koopowitz was sown. Now,…

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Ice Chimes x Fairy Chimes (tetraploid)

March 31, 2019
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  Four seedlings of this cross are flowering. Three of them, also the two in the pictures,  have about 10% pollen fertility. I think they are tetraploid with the chromosome…

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Tazettas Seeding in cold, wet conditions

March 17, 2019
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Weather conditions here in Moss Landing, California have been pathetic for the last 3 months or so from a hybridization standpoint—or so I thought, based on a lifetime of what…

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