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Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: True To Type
« on: November 11, 2019, 12:50:19 AM »
These are some of the genera of fruit I want to grow, including some that was mentioned:


There are of course a lot of species of the aforementioned genera, as well as hybrids, and after discovering them, I've been wanting to grow them ever since. But, now, after finding out that there is so much variation (especially in hybrids), I'm discouraged, because I want to grow fruits that are just like the fruit of the parent tree.

I just thought as long as you had your seeds in the perfect growing environment and you were taking great care of them, that the seeds would sprout, mature into a tree and would later on produce fruit that is just like the fruit of the parent tree. Yet, apparently, for the most part, that is not the case when specifically referring to the fruit being true to the fruit of the parent tree.

Thank you everyone for the provided assistance.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / True To Type
« on: November 10, 2019, 09:48:47 PM »
Hello Everybody,

So there are a lot of various tropical fruits I want to grow via seed propagation. And I have been constantly coming across the following statements, "seeds of this fruit will not grow true to the parent" & "seeds of this fruit does not grow true to type", which both of course mean the same thing. Yet, I am finding these statements quite frequently on seed vendor sites & on informational sites as well.

So my question is, How true is this?

Is it really the case that you can never grow fruit that is completely identical to the fruit of the parent tree with all aspects considered (color, texture, size, shape, brix level, seed to flesh ratio & taste)? In addition, Is it also the case that the trees produced from the seeds will never be as productive as the parent tree (frequency of crop output & volume of crop output)? Or is it exaggerated? Or does it only apply to certain genera?


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