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Old May 2, 2017   #2
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Originally Posted by Cole_Robbie View Post
I had a few seeds come up that were a little different than expected. Some of them could be labeling errors, but assuming they are not....

If a seed has been accidentally crossed, whatever trait has been crossed in should show up at a minimum of 25% in the next generation? Is that right? I have one Fatali pepper that has purple leaves, but only one out of about two dozen plants. Maybe my sample size is too small?
I have a thought to add to your puzzlement: if you're counting percentages of f2 offspring with a certain trait, would not the f2 sample lot need to be from the same fruit? What I'm getting at is that different fruits (flowers) from the same plant could very likely have cross-pollinated with different cultivars. If you've sown a mixed lot of seeds from different fruits, the percentage controls could end up giving statistically contaminated results.

Oh my!
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