25 August 2012

Pea seed emergence

Over the past week have sown half of my F2 seeds of Chamber of Death X Purple Podded (select organics) - I'm holding half back in case of failure.
The seeds had segregated, for purple dusting, tan, and green, all with several degrees of dimpling, so I germinated them seperately in ziplock bags on a heat pad. I was hoping that the seed coat colour would help me select for purple coloration on the plants, saving me garden space for growouts. There has been considerable differences in germination rates, with the purple dusted germinating the quickest, then the tans, and the greens, of which there were the fewest seeds, have only had one germinate so far.
It seems that seed coat colour might be linked to late emergence.

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