bob at sky.net
Thu Feb 13 17:25:40 EST 1997
Stefanie Marie Galgon (smg4 at DANA.UCC.NAU.EDU) wrote:
> Hello all...
> I have a question for you. To put it simply, I have heard that one should
> not plant hot peppers up wind from mild peppers in the garden, for they
> will cross-pollinate and the mild will produce hot. Developmentally
> speaking, what is your opinion on how this happens, when the "hotness" of
> the peppers is in the placenta?
It's true that most peppers will cross-pollinate, but you'll not
experience any "hotness" in your mild peppers until the 2nd generation of
plants grown from saved seed.
Bob Batson L 39 12 14 N 94 33 16 W
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