The first thing you think of when you read this name is probably that extravagant Captain of the Black Pearl from the fantastic series Pirates of the Caribbean. But for flower bulb growers, the name Jack Sparrow is a wink towards the legendary Daffodil Jack Snipe. Jack Snipe was loved by everyone, everyone had heard of her and everyone had something good to say about that little fellow. But nowadays, Jack Snipe has almost completely vanished from the scene and she is hardly grown at all. When the use of chemical products was reduced in the flower bulb world (a very good thing, of course) Jack Snipe simply became impossible to grow successfully: she just had too much illness and disease. But then there was Daffodil breeder Rinus van der Zalm with a happy yellow-white garden Daffodil. I honestly thought it was Jack Snipe when I first saw her. But no, it was a seedling, Rinus said. Then you have to name her Jack Sparrow, I told him. Everyone will know what that means. He thought that was a great idea, and he let me be the first one to sell Jack Sparrow in the Fluwel web shop. I hope she will make a lot of people very happy!