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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Today WKNO PBS Daffodil Program in Tennessee Nov 23rd.

November 23, 2019
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This week we were asked to provide a selection of DaffSeek photos for an upcoming PBS program which will air in Tennessee at 2:00 p.m. CST this Saturday.  This program…

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Pod lotto Worldwide draw no2

Pod lotto worldwide draw no2 will take place in about a fortnight on the Facebook Page of Owen Geoffrey Davies.Guess the correct number and win the seedlings! Harold K won…

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Post Convention SI Tour

November 18, 2019
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I met with Aaron Russ today to advance planning for the Post World Convention South Island tour.  We became aware that we have set a registration date close to the…

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New Zealand North Island National Daffodil Show 2020

November 17, 2019
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The 2020 New Zealand North Island National Daffodil Show will be held in Hamilton on Saturday September 12th and Sunday September 13th. For those not familiar with New Zealand, Hamilton…

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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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Thanks to these generous bulb donors

November 15, 2019
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Richard Ezell, Sue Luken and Kathleen Simpson all took the time to label, box and mail bulbs for the bulb exchanges at the Virginia Daffodil Society October meeting and the…

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Request for cards and letters

November 11, 2019
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Loyce McKenzie would like to hear from you. Please take a moment out of your busy day and write her a card or a letter. Her address is Rm 108,…

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Fire and Daffodils

November 4, 2019
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Good morning In light of all the California fires in recent years and a recent back cover of a Journal with an emerging Daffodil I thought this would generate some…

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