Planting Parents

The seed company plans for Edmund to plant six female plants for every male plant.



The best planting plan for Edmund to follow would be to...

To review this concept, view Flowering Principles: Plants can be Monoecioius.

Looks Good! Correct: The male plants should be as close in the field as possible to the female plants. However, the tassel flowers of the female line must be removed to insure the right cross-pollination. If these females are in the same rows, this process can be accomplished more efficiently.

The female seed. Credit: Joel Stuthman