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Old March 15, 2014   #31
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It's better to call them "Heritage" than calling relatively new F1 hybrids "heirlooms", which I have seen in the past in nursery stock.
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Old March 15, 2014   #32
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Can you confirm for me whether, when crossing two parent plants, it is conventional to list the female plant first? As in "mother" x "father" = F1 hybrid?
That seems to be the tradition. It is the opposite when you do human genealogy
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Thanks, Tom.
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Old July 10, 2015   #34
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Are tomatoes sold in stores usually hybrids?
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Are tomatoes sold in stores usually hybrids?
Almost always F1 hybrids.
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Are tomatoes sold in stores usually hybrids?
In the big stores such as Home Depot, Lowe's, Walmart etc., yes they are F1 hybrids most of the time, but not always. I've seen Black Krim, Cherokee Purple, Brandywine, Black Prince, Marglobe and a few other heirloom varieties sporadically at such stores. Look carefully at the tags--sometimes you'll see the words "heirloom variety."
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