seed setting in Narcissus fernandessii
Fri, 02 Nov 2012 07:28:44 PDT

In a message dated 11/2/12 1:36:49 AM, writes:

> Animals do it, but do bulbs? Does anyone know?

This is definitely true in my tazetta narcissus, with the less fertile 
types (generally triploids like Grand Monarque) it is almost pointless to 
pollinate on established bulbs.    only newly planted (uncrowded) are at all 
fertile.   On the very fertile diploid types like Autumn Colors or Paperwhites I 
get seeds either way, so will have to observe if there is a dfference in 
quantity .   But there sure is on any of those that are only marginally fertile 
due to genetic issues.   

PS   do you have freesia alba form Burtonii?

Best wishes,

Bill the Bulb Baron (William R.P. Welch)
William R.P. Welch, 1031 Cayuga Street Apt B, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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