Question-life cycle

chhe(6b)January 8, 2006


I wanted to try out a little hybridizing on plants and I was wondering if anybody could recommend a plant that can be grown indoors that has a really fast life cycle. I had heard that Wisconsin fast plants have a life cycle of 30 days and I was wondering if anybody knows of any plant that has an even faster life cycle than this plant. I heard that alot of weeds have very fast life cycles and so would even be interested in these too. So long as the plant can be grown indoors and that the seeds aren't microscopic. Can anyone help?

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You can try out Arabidopsis, a fast growing weed but which requires long days in order to flower. Otherwise tomato is a day neutral plant but which requires about 60 days from seed to seed. One reason I listed these two is because they are very well documented.
Another 'weed' that you can try is Ipomea, morning glory. It flowers readily indoors and produces seed.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2006 at 11:35AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

The hybridization cycle requires growing plants from seed to full flower, pollinating, allowing the seed to ripen, sowing the new borne seeds and growing all of THEM to adulthood. 30 days? I don't think so. This person posted this question on some other forums...we think it's a science fair project started too late.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2006 at 11:21AM
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you can try hybrid of Custard Apple and Guava.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   March 31, 2006 at 10:11AM
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