Can I plant Hybrid Seeds I saved from plants.

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Can I plant Hybrid Seeds I saved from plants.

Post by Jessi » Mon, 22 Mar 1999 04:00:00



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> I saved some seeds from a Hybrid Tomato Plant that was called a tomato tree
> and I wonder if I can plant them to get the same results this year.

Probably not.  You'll get tomatoes, but they likely won't be
the ones you had last year.  'Tis the nature of hybrids.

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Can I plant Hybrid Seeds I saved from plants.

Post by FHart320 » Mon, 22 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>I saved some seeds from a Hybrid Tomato Plant that was called a tomato tree
>and I wonder if I can plant them to get the same results this year.

>Any help appreciated.

Hybrids may not breed true to type so generally the seed is not saved.  So you
can't be sure of what you will get.  You could get a plant identical to one of
the parents of the hybrid so it won't be the same--this is not to say that it
will be bad--the parents could very well be good tomatoes in their own right.
I have permitted volunteer plants from a hybrid planting to grow and they have
produced good tomatoes although they might not have been the same as the hybrid
they sprung from.

The plant often sold as  a "tree tomato" is not a tomato at all and is not a
hybrid but if this is he plant you grew then the difference would be obvious so
perhaps this is not what you are talking about.