User avatar
leke
Cool Member
Posts: 66
Joined: Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:58 pm
Location: Finland

Tagged seeds

Why are some seeds tagged with F1 at the end of their name?

Thanks.
Zone 4, 65 Degrees North, 2016 balcony Grow: Chilies, rocket, tomatoes, lettuce, beans, leaf beet, spinach, NZ spinach, kale, parsley.

User avatar
PunkRotten
Greener Thumb
Posts: 1990
Joined: Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:48 am
Location: Monterey, CA.

It means they are a hybrid. If you save seed from this hybrid plant it will not grow true the next time.

User avatar
leke
Cool Member
Posts: 66
Joined: Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:58 pm
Location: Finland

Hi, Thanks for the reply.
I'm after the Micro Tom tomatos. So if I see them without F1 after the name, does this means they are stabilized and will produce the same (true) plant from the next crop's seed?
Zone 4, 65 Degrees North, 2016 balcony Grow: Chilies, rocket, tomatoes, lettuce, beans, leaf beet, spinach, NZ spinach, kale, parsley.

User avatar
PunkRotten
Greener Thumb
Posts: 1990
Joined: Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:48 am
Location: Monterey, CA.

From what I understand the Micro Tom is an open pollinated variety so all seeds are true.

Return to “Seed Starting Forum”