Plants & Human Affairs
Cherries.wmf (7140 bytes) Plants & Human Affairs (BIOL106)  -  Stephen G. Saupe, Ph.D.; Biology Department, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University, Collegeville, MN 56321;;

Seed Packet Analysis

ProcedureExamine the three seed packets and then answer the following questions

  1. What information is provided on all three packets?  What additional information would you like to know?
  2. How many Jingle Bells Hybrid Pepper seeds should you plant to insure that you will have 10 seedlings?
  3. What does F1 on the Jingle Bells Hybrid Pepper seed pack refer to?
  4. If the Jingle Bells Hybrid Pepper plants are grown in the garden and then self-pollinate, can the seeds be collected at the end of the growing season to plant more of this same variety next year?
  5. How long will it take for plants to produce ripe fruit?
  6. In central Minnesota can we plant Jingle Bells Hybrid Pepper seeds directly into the garden and expect to harvest ripe fruit?  Explain.
  7. Which of the seeds will produce plants that will breed true?
  8. Which seeds do you expect to cost the most?  Explain.


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