I am breeding a crop that takes one year to bloom. How long does it take to stabilize a trait? I will be planting the F2 this year and will use mass selection to select out my desired plants then ...
I understand that if a person uses seed from a hybrid plant that they raised and plant these, that the resulting plant will very likely not be the same as the hybrid. I would like to know how the ...
I collected a whole bunch of broccoli seeds last year. I think they were packman hybrid broccoli. This year my 'broccoli' grew prolifically, but bolted exceptionally quick. I thought I had planted ...
Some time ago, I wanted to grow tomatoes by using the seeds from the tomato which I was eating at the moment. I did some research on the internet, but then discovered you could not grow tomatoes from ...
I see that Luther Burbank wrote a book on the subject around a hundred years ago. But I don't have access to that book. Was he, or anyone else, successful? I thought that I had seen something like ...
These days, the seeds on display in garden centres are usually a mix of F1 hybrids and traditionals. And F1 seeds are invariably priced a quid or a couple of quid extra. My question to expert ...
I suspect the answer is yes, because they are the most diverse group of cacti. The reason I ask is that we actually have four varieties/species and I'm having a lot of trouble identifying them! The ...