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Need help on keeping seeds True

Posted by longknife 4 (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 15, 11 at 12:07

If I want to collect Petunia seeds to grow the following year and want them to be as true as possible, how does one go about this when more that one variety are growing in close proximity? Any tips on seed collecting or special techniques? TIA


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RE: Need help on keeping seeds True

  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Tue, Feb 22, 11 at 20:36

Hi,
Collecting petunia seed is easy. The seed pods are small and teardrop shaped. They turn light brown and get crisp when ready to harvest the seed. The seed is very small and dark.
I'm not sure about distance, but I'm going to assume it is fairly far, and if you wish to save seeds should only grow one variety. Remember though that many varieties of petunias sold are hybrids and will not come true from seed. So only grow an open pollinated variety if you wish to save seed.
Remy


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