Peppers, Pods, and Genetics?
Pretty sure my grasp of genetics hasn't degraded too far, but I just want to double check something when it comes to peppers.
Pod shape is determined entirely by the mother plant and has absolutely no bearing on the genetics of the seeds contained therein (or vice versa), correct?
Reason I ask is my mutant Halloween pepper is putting out mostly uniform pods, but has a few that are just flat out strange as well. As I'm wanting to harvest as much seed from it as I can, just double checking that the seeds in misshapen pods are going to be essentially the same as the ones in the pods who's shape I prefer.
Never bothered with trying to breed specific characteristics before, so just making sure my basic grasp on it hasn't eroded. Mother plant -> Seeds -> Grow seeds, see what the general pods are like -> Harvest seeds from plants showing the most desirable characteristics -> Backbreed with original mother plant -> Repeat.