After successfully completing the one-year Horticulture Technical School in 1970 I produced up to 350.000 heather plants annually in my Calluna – Specialty nursery. At that time my passion for breeding grew. Exactly on November 17, 1974, I created my first cross with Calluna. The goal was to find a later flowering cultivar than the existing varieties happened by chance.
Pictures show step by step under the microscope: 1. Pollen; 2. Germinated pollen; fertilized ovule