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KBX reversion to regular leaf

Posted by macmater Colorado (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 26, 12 at 16:08

I planted seeds for KBX several weeks back. The resultant seedlings have grown rapidly and now I find that one of them is a regular leaf plant instead of potato leaf. I am 100% certain that I did NOT mix up seed. However, there is always the possibility that a stray or crossed seed could have been included in the package I purchased. Ignoring that possibility, what are odds that a KBX potato leaf plant will revert to regular leaf? And if it does, would it be proper to call either the regular leaf plant or seed saved from it Kellogg's Breakfast?


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RE: KBX reversion to regular leaf

macmater, I'm not an expert but I can't resist chiming in here.

The KBX entry at Tatiana's TOMATObase discusses this issue. Apparently something less than 2-3% of KBXs revert to RL (proving that the issue of leaf type is much more complex than we usually think).

At this stage, you don't know if you have a stray seed (mixed in at the grower or packager's -- could be any RL), a KBX cross (with who-knows-what!) which occurred at the grower's, or an actual RL KBX.

You'd need to grow out your plant and compare everything to a normal KBX to see if you have an actual RL KBX or something else.

In any case, the chance that your RL plant is a Kellogg's Breakfast is almost nil (only if a stray Kellogg's Breakfast seed somehow made its way into your packet). Leaf type is not the only difference between the two varieties.

KBX at Tatiana's


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RE: KBX reversion to regular leaf

I had the same thing happen to me when i planted KBX a few weeks back. I am pretty certain I did not have any stray seeds. I was wondering the same thing as you too. So I am growing it out and going to compare.


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