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Do sterile plants still produce pollen or nectar?

Sterility is not related to nectar production so a sterile plant may or may not produce nectar in the nectary. If the sterile plant produces pollen, then sterility is often due to chromosomal issues ...
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Is it worth paying the extra for F1 hybrid seeds?

Let me explain some pros and cons of F1 hybrids, and pros and cons of open-pollinated varieties. Pros of commercial F1 hybrids: They are supposed to be at least as productive as the most productive ...
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Limit of size difference between parents of hybrid plants: Aloaceae

The deciding factor is if the two plants are closely related enough to successfully hybridize. Assuming you have a close enough match between two dis-similarly sized plants there needs to be a ...
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Should I avoid hybrid species of native plants for birdscaping?

Amelanchier × grandiflora is an example of a "nativar," that is, a cultivated variety of a native plant. While there's some range of opinions, reputable sources agree that it's best to plant ...
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Do sterile plants still produce pollen or nectar?

It depends. As Graham wrote, sometime it is just because of chromosomes: e.g. rejected by female flower, as not "correct". But sometime just the flowers don't produce pollen, or just they don't have ...
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Should I avoid hybrid species of native plants for birdscaping?

While this is a natural question to ask, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question: it depends on the particular hybrid. Naturally-occurring Hybrids Some hybrids are naturally occurring ...
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Should I avoid hybrid species of native plants for birdscaping?

Though this answer doesn't supplant the great and detailed ones that were given when I first asked the question, I recently came across a source which addresses the precise nativar cross I was looking ...
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Dill, cilantro, and fennel cross pollinating

Yes, cross pollination between Dill and Fennel can occur. Not a plant you want to grow...bitter and wimpy. Not sure about the Cilantro...the point is harvesting your own seed without exacting ...
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Re-planting roses / create new hybrid

Hybrid = plant that grows from a seed that was formed by fertilizing the ovaries of a plant with pollen belonging to another variety, species or genus of plants. The easiest way to obtain a hybrid ...
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Is it worth paying the extra for F1 hybrid seeds?

If you're interested in production uniformity (size, quantity, better storage, time of harvest), then yes, it's worth the extra money. If you're interested in taste, then no, it's not worth it. F1 ...
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Does seed from F1 hybrid tomato fruits grow?

About 4 years ago I bought some tomatoes from Sainsburys,a variety called "Caniles"They were a kind of plum tomato medium to large in size.I really liked the flavour so I researched the &...
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Does seed from F1 hybrid tomato fruits grow?

Absolutely you can grow tomatoes from a hybrid. I've done it for years. And if that seed was collected from a F-1 plant, your F-2 plant the next year will have no noticeable morphed change at all. BUT ...
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Is it worth paying the extra for F1 hybrid seeds?

F1 means it's the first cross, without back crossing for a stable hybrid that would yield seeds that grow true to the new breed. Shunned by veggie growers who want to collect seeds or those who value ...
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Bullace: hybrid or distinct variety?

Wikipedia states that the bullace "like the damson is considered to be a strain of the insititia subspecies of Prunus domestica." This would indicate that the stones are not sterile and that ...
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Can I cross Amaryllis Belladonna and Hippeastrum?

I have a Hippeastrum striatum (Barbados Lily, orange flower yellow center) that I crossed with a standard amaryllis (red flower, white center). This produced viable seed which I planted in April 2022. ...
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Can I eat a Zucchini pumpkin squash hybrid?

According to Okiedawn of Houzz/Gardenweb, you can eat young unripe pumpkins the same as summer squash. If it's more mature, you might be able to use it more like a winter squash (and I might add that ...
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is this a Begonia Albopicta var. Rosea??? aka Begonia "Tamaya"?

Nice photos, the adult plant on the left with the pink flowers - looks like a "cane begonia". The seedling might change their leaves as they grow.
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Does the Plant Breeders Rights in CA & US Plant Patent Act inhibit me from using a protected plant for purposes of creating a new hybrid?

American plant patent law states that you cannot VEGETATIVELY propagate a patented plant without the patentholder's permission. This does not prevent you from creating a new cultivar via the "old-...
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Does the Plant Breeders Rights in CA & US Plant Patent Act inhibit me from using a protected plant for purposes of creating a new hybrid?

OK I am not a lawyer but I'm a sucker for an interesting question, so continuing on the hypothetical in a Canadian context ... The Canadian law statute is available for anyone to read. The intention ...
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