Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sophrolaeliocattleya Mango Spice

Sophrolaeliocattleya Mango SpiceSophrolaeliocattleya Mango SpiceThe speaker at the NVOS meeting was Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids. He talked about the basics of his mini-catt hybridizing program and he his enthusiasm was catching. This is one of those talks that I would like to hear again.

Slc. California Apricot ‘Orange Circle’ HCC/AOS x Sc. Beaufort ‘Luna Rousse’

He brought a great opportunity table, all mini-catts, unbloomed but close to it. I bought $20 in tickets and almost got skunked. No matter what's on the table I buy some tickets, but that night I really wanted to win some.

Fred Clarke travels pretty widely so you may get a chance to hear him. You will be glad you did.


  1. I cannot wait to share with us what you heard or learned from Mr. Clarke's symposium. Beautiful flowers like the name they resemble the color of a mango fruit. Maria Palanca

  2. Slc my favorite breed! Gros justboutstanding in my climate!
    Cute little plant!

  3. I been fortunate to have heard Fred speak several times.You need to have him for Cycnoches & Catasetum Culture and Fdk.
    After Dark breeding. Fantastic!