Seed production in darkness?

Marc Cortese corte922 at UIDAHO.EDU
Fri Feb 16 12:47:47 EST 1996


Dear fellow arab-netters,

I've backcrossed some mutants and am currently raising the F1 generation. 
I would like to speed the process up as much as possible and would be
satisfied with only 100 seeds/plant.  I am using a 24 hour photoperiod at
the moment but I've seen a few references that claim even more rapid
flowering can be achieved under complete darkness.  Has anyone used this
method with seed production as a goal?  (Both parents are in Columbia
background.)

Thanks,
Marc

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