THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTERSPECIFIC CARNATION HYBRIDS
Carnation breeding may provide possibilities for survival through:
- a qualitatively better product
- improved productivity, more rapid flowering, better yield distribution
- adaptation to planned production with short-term, single-harvest cropping cycles.
- new, very different forms of Dianthus to improve diversity and stimulate demand
Interspecific carnation hybrids can be a good source of genetic characters with which to reach these aims. There is still a long way to go, but recent research results are promising.