Notes on the history of bulb breeding in the Netherlands

@article{Doorenbos2004NotesOT,
  title={Notes on the history of bulb breeding in the Netherlands},
  author={John Doorenbos},
  journal={Euphytica},
  year={2004},
  volume={3},
  pages={1-18}
}
SummaryIn the early days of bulb breeding, plants were selected for their beauty-rarely “a joy for ever”, since fashion changed and new varieties supplanted their ancestors. Beauty has remained the first requirement to the present day. However, physiological characters such as easy propagation, good growth, and suitability for early forcing, are almost as important at present. The merits of a plant for garden decoration take third place.The number of varieties that can meet these requirements… Expand
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