I had gotten a death cube this summer with "Typ" VFT's inside. When I grew them out, there was one that turned out to be "dentate"!
I didn't know that could occur from a mass of TC VFT's like this, as it was in the middle of a group of a half dozen teeny-tiny plants, overall no bigger than the size of a dime altogether. Any ideas on how this occurred?
As I have had this happen, I started to wonder which (if any) VFT's come true from seed and which do not.
Like B-52, apparently the seed will not produce more B-52's. I do know about other plants, when a cross is made, a hybrid forms from the seed. However I don't know what 2 types of VFT gave the first B-52. So many VFT's are just considered "Typicals", yet there seems to be some variations in the plants "genetic line" that don't show up until a "fortuitous" cross is made.
Am I seeing this right, or not?
It seems that unless plants are propagated via cuttings/cloning, they could be ANYTHING!
Does anyone have any idea where I can find a list of VFT types that DO come "true" from seed and the ones that do NOT? It seems from the way things are going, that everything that isn't a "Typical" trait, is recessive, and doesn't pass along except occasionally.
That would be a good excuse for all the "Typ. VFT's around, even with all the crosses being made.
Cloning is one thing, but we are referring to actual breeding crosses of different parents!
(It is kind of like having the parents in my entire neighborhood give birth to nearly identical children! Quite an unusual thing to have happen! But that is exactly what seems to be going on when it comes to Typ. VFT's!)
Any thoughts on this subject (well, any intelligent thoughts) welcome!
[I have limited addressing this subject to VFT's, as there are so many hybrids around for Sarrs, that I thought it would only confuse things further.]