A specimen produced by crossing two species, sub-species, or cultivars.

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Hot pepper hybrids: are the seeds of the same fruit the same?

When chilies are cross pollinated amongst different cultivars, it's unclear whether the seeds will be true to the parent generations or something new entirely as I understand it as it depends on if ...
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How do companies produce seeds for hybrid plants?

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 ...
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Is there any way to know what you're getting when you plant seeds collected from hybrid plants?

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 ...
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Does seed from F1 hybrid tomato fruits grow?

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 ...
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Is there an almond that grows inside a peach?

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 ...
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Is it worth paying the extra for F1 hybrid seeds?

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 ...
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Do opuntia (prickly pear) cacti readily form hybrids in the wild?

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 ...