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The Fish Pepper

This is the second in a series of blog posts highlighting heirloom plants growing in our Victory Garden at the National Museum of American History with ties to the FOOD in the Garden theme of the week. 415 more words


Fish Pepper

A while ago I visited Monticello, home of our third president Thomas Jefferson. The gift shop had various heirloom seeds from the garden, so I bought a few. 208 more words


Hybrid vigor in pepper seedlings

Hybrid vigor, or heterosis, is a poorly understood process from a genetic standpoint, but it’s one that plant breeders exploit quite successfully.  Simply put, they cross two varieties of a plant, then grow out the children called the F1 generation.  361 more words

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