... growing and hybridizing all kinds of plants in zone 6b Maryland since the 1980's.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

F2 from interploid wheat cross

Found a really cool-looking silvery-blue seedling among the F2 from the cross of my own hexaploid club wheat 'Smooth Awnless Club' (which was derived from around twenty generations of selection after crossing 'Pima Club' with a local bread wheat) and the tetraploid 'Black Emmer'. The F1 was a reduced fertility pentaploid. Since these interploid hybrids are supposed to usually revert to one ploidy or the other as the generations advance, I'm kind of hoping that this silvery-blue one will be a hexaploid club type. 

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