Goto Special Orchids - Dendrobium Avril's Gold and Hybrids

Den Avril's Gold 'Gosford Gold'

Den. Avril's Gold 'Gosford Gold' was obtained from DUNO April 2015

Pod parent Aussie Child 'Avril' and pollen parent var speciosum Windermere

A chunky yellow flower with strong red marking

When purchased it was in poor condition with a number of back bulbs

Root system just reasonable

Split into 2 pieces, root system given a close trim (based on Bill Dobson's methodology for speciosums) - on the advice of Henk van den Berg if splitting an Avril's Gold best that it be done in October 

Secret to repotting success is to tie the piece so that it does not move

and the top is also tied down and held by the upright spike that is not clearly visible

Despite the splitting, the piece that I retained (the other going to a close friend) was strong enough to flower in 2016 (on reflection it may have been better to abort the flower spike to enable the plant to concentrate on growth)

Solitary matured new growth for 2017, but, it is strong, so should get a good flowering






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