I have grown sweetcorn last year from F1 seed. I saved some of the seed and it has germinated fine but I'm wondering whether it will produce decent sweetcorn cobs???? The seed I have produced from leeks, beans and spinach all works fine. Anybody tried F1 seeds second time around?
Hi Richard, normally speaking, F1 hybrid seeds are for producing uniform strong crops just for eating, and not for seed retention. They do not come true to type if you keep the seeds. If you put 'F1 hybrid seeds' into Google, this will all be explained in scientific detail, hihi, but it is quite easy to follow. All the best for the season................Mary
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