So, this year I really want to try and successfully flower and seed my VFT. I currently have 3 that are putting up stalks, but upon thinking about which ones are flowering, I have come to the conclusion that they have been root divisions (essentially clones) of the same plant. So, technically, there should be no genetic variation if its the exact same plant, right? (except if there's a radical mutation)
So, here's some questions
If I mate these clones, will I see the negative aspects of inbreeding, like mass deformities or huge mutations?
Since it is a clone, does that mean the pollen won't be accepted because it would technically see it as its own pollen? Since there's no genetic difference between the two plants (that I can tell since they're clones... but maybe my VFT clone science is not correct?) wouldn't it just reject the pollen from the other plant?
Are these plants able to self pollinate in the sense that they can use their own genetic material on the seeds?
I enjoy science and such, but these questions baffle me. Any help would be greatly appreciated.