Seeds & Seedlings
Linda Mann wrote:
: Does size and shape of seeds have any relationship to how well the seeds grow
: or what the babies look like? Will the babies from the huge misshapen seeds
: be huge misshapen (ruffled?) babies? Will CHERRY SMOKE's babies all be
: tailored? Or are these just quirks of seed formation that have little to do
: with genetics?
In my experience, it's more a question of whether the misshapen seeds will
germinate and survive than what the babies will look like. To things are
required to produce seedlings: a viable embryo and a sufficient endosperm to
support germination and feed the baby until it can live on its own. A huge,
misshapen seed often has no embroyo. A very small seed may have an embryo, but
not enough endosperm to support natural germination. To complicate matters,
even "normal-looking" seeds may not have viable embryos.
So -- just keep on keeping good records & keep us posted!