The Q&A Archives: Understanding Hybrids

Question: I saved seeds from one of my sunflower hybrids that I've grown this year and plan on planting them next year. The hybrid was produced for it's color. (for example: red) If I plant the seeds next spring, will ALL the resulting flowers totally revert back to their grandparents, or will some look like their grandparents and some look like their parents(red)?

Answer: Unfortunately, the only way to answer that is to plant them and see. You may (or may not) find significant variations among the seedlings depending on which variety or varieties you grew.

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