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Propagation of bulbs by twin-scaling

Garden, UK 108(10): 402-405

Propagation of bulbs by twin-scaling

The method of preparing twin-scales (pieces of two adjacent scales joined by a more-or-less triangular piece of basal plate) is described and illustrated. After incubation in polyethylene bags at 15-22 degrees C for 12-16 weeks, twin scales and their bulbils are planted in sterilized compost. The bulbs should reach flowering size in 3-4 years. A Narcissus bulb with a 10 cm circumference should yield 32 twin-scales plus 8 central chips, and 70% of these should form a bulbil.

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