A hybrid is the result of breeders crossing two species of a genus. The objective is to obtain a single line of uniform plants with the specific qualities of the two parent plants. With this technique, which can last up to 10 years it is possible to obtain plants known as ‘F1’ Hybrid which are healthier, more productive or more flowering and therefore more resistant to various viral diseases.
What is a young plant?
A seedling is a step of growing a plant and is a young plant that has already grown from seed. The plant grows independently with its own roots but has not yet reached the adult stage to ensure its cycle of fruit flowers. Thus a seedling is the third stage of seed development.
Germination or development: Seedling development begins with the young plant emerging from the seed. This seed is nourished by the nutrient reserves of the seed. Germination ends when the reserves are exhausted. The plant must then find its own nutrients.
Seedling: Or 2-leaf stage. Small plant consisting of its first leaves and the development of its own roots.
Young plant: Stage when more leaves develop. The small plant grows independently through
- Its roots, planted in the ground allowing the absorption of water and nutrients needed for continued growth.
- Its leaves for photosynthesis.
Plant: An adult plant can flourish and reproduce (fruits, seeds).
What is a perennial plant?
A perennial is a plant that lives for more than two years. The upper parts (stems, leaves, flowers) die back in winter but the plant continues to live underground. The rootstock lives for several years and new shoots appear in spring followed by new growth and new blooms.
What is 'heeling in'?
‘Heeling in' is a temporary method of planting to protect the roots of plants (root ball, bare roots) until they can be planted in a more permanent place. It may be that you want to wait for a more favourable planting time, lack of time, inclement weather or the land is not ready. To do this, first soak the roots, dig a shallow hole or trench long enough to take the plants. Lay the plants in the trench at an angle and cover with soil to 1/3rd of their branches. Fill in with soil, press firmly and water.
What is germination?
When we speak of germination it is the first stage of seed development when the seed starts to sprout.
What is a graft?
is a part of a plant (shoot, stem or bud), grafted onto the stock of another
plant (the rootstock) by grafting method.
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