"Someone " who says they know a lot about growing says that you can not take seeds from an F1 plant which means you must buy fresh again every year
Comments please Comrades.............other political parties are available
F1 plants are a specific cross which provide a consistent plant which is useful if you want to harvest all your crop at the same time. Seeds from an F1 are called F2
F2 is the second generation of that cross and are likely to be highly variable in nature.
Old varieties have some variation , but have overall characteristics which persist from generation to generation.
If you want the specific characteristics of that F1 , then you will have to buy fresh each year.
My question is whether you can take the seeds say of a bean and instead of eating it keep them over the winter and then plant them out.I have heard that with F1's that you cant do this
You can. Its just that the resulting plant the following year will still be a bean, just not identical to its parent plant.
all different probably but as fidgetbones says, still beans
Do they get cross MrsG? Might be the same