Hybridizer

Information from and about hybridizers around the world.

Fred Silcock’s Pride and Glory

February 19, 2019
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A “tradition” of the Kyneton Daffodil Show, a “must-see” for those with a hunger for innovative breeding was a display, usually of five vases of Fred Silcock’s seedlings. Here are…

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Chinese Sacred Lily highly fertile offspring

February 16, 2019
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I produced the first ever batch of Single Chinese Sacred Lily seeds about 10 years ago using pollen from various true tazettas. Many excellent big vigorous polyploid plants resulted, including…

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Fred Silcock Has Died

February 12, 2019
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Fred Silcock, one of the world’s finest daffodil hybridizers, left this earth on February 7, 2019 after a short illness. Fred’s magnificent seedlings were not widely known because he avoided…

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Blooms at Bob Spott’s

January 25, 2019
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Wednesday, Bob and I went to Ironstone to deliver posters for the upcoming daffodil show in March. After we returned, Bob gave me a tour of his daffodils in bloom.…

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Some 7 8 10’s and fertility updates

The highlight of the winter so far has been Graeme Brumley’s pink viridiflorus hybrid Brumley 915 (My Word x N. viridiflorus). It opens green and matures to a clear persistent…

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Daffodil Digging Time

It’s daffodil digging time again.  I’m hard at it, and will have a lot of bulbs to sale, or to dispose of one way or another this fall.  If you…

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