day-neutral plant

day-neutral plant

a plant which flowers after a period of vegetative growth, regardless of PHOTOPERIOD. Examples include dandelion, tomato, sunflower. Compare SHORT-DAY PLANT, LONG-DAY PLANT.
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A single high fiber strength day-neutral plant was selected in the B[C.
A high fiber strength, day-neutral plant was selected in the [F.
Minimizing linkage drag, genetic drift, and genetic erosion is paramount in a backcross conversion program to recover the primitive germplasm base in a manageable day-neutral plant type.
Five of the accessions contained day-neutral plants that were as genetically diverse from TM1 as the primitive recurrent parent.
Day-neutral plants differ in that they produce a full crop the first season they ire planted.
Day-neutral plants may be set at 8-12 inches apart.
Day-neutral plants are not dependent on a certain photoperiod to flower.
Day-neutral plants determine flower initiation solely by the genotype and have no specific light requirement.
Fuchsia Fuchsia x hybrida Rex begonia Begonia rex TABLE 9-3 DAY-NEUTRAL PLANTS Plant Scientific Name Cucumber Cucumis sativus Corn Zea mays Pea Pisum sativum Tomato Lycopersicon esculentum Kidney bean Phaseolus vulgaris TABLE 9-4 HARDY PLANTS Plant Scientific Name Geranium Pelargonium spp.
And day-neutral plants like tomatoes and dandelions flower right up until frost.