675: Seed Dehybridizing.
A chat with an expert on seeds.
At least ten times a year we have a live Seed Saving Class with Bill McDorman, the Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance, Ketchum, Idaho. He got his start in the bio-regional seed movement while in college in 1979 when he helped start Garden City Seeds. In 1984, Bill started Seeds Trust/High Altitude Gardens, a mail order seed company he ran successfully until it sold in 2013.
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In This Seed Chat:
This is the March 2022 class discussing seed dehybridizing. We love hybrid vigor and what hybridized seed can offer. The only downside to using hybridized seed is you can’t save it. Wait a minute. What if you found out that isn’t true? That you could capture the best traits hybrid seed offers and develop seed that would reproduce like its parents, in other words, true to type? Learn the tricks of the trade to dehybridize your favorite hybrid plants and have lasting seed stock you can save!
- Saving hybrid seeds CAN be successful
- Patenting seeds is not that common
- F1 Hybrids are the most common
- Selecting and saving seeds from the fruit or vegetables you like the best
- Repeating the process for generations
- Considering the legal aspects
- Naming conventions
- Walking through the steps of dehybridizing
- Creating community wealth
- Getting carrots to go to seed
- Pulling the curtain back on an industry secret
- The global importance of local seeds
- Starting seeds in the ground
- Learning about a new climate
- Using the wet method to save tomato seeds
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