Saving Seed...True and Cross in same Squash?

zeuspaul(9b SoCal)May 7, 2008

If I test one seed from a saved squash and it grows true will all the other seeds from the same squash also grow true?

I read it takes more than a little pollen. If the female flower is pollinated by a true variety and a cross, will the seeds be a mix? Will some grow true and others a mix? Or will all seeds from the same squash be identical?

Zeuspaul

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weirdtrev

The seeds would not be identical. You would end up with a mix of seeds that grow true and seeds that are a cross.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2008 at 11:55PM
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howden777(7)

Exactly. One grain of pollen = one seed. There can be as many different seeds (and outcomes) as there are grains of pollen that make it into the flower.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2008 at 8:41PM
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