I recently planted the seeds of a prickley pear fruit. The plants that
sprouted were of two very distinct forms. One tall and thin, the other
short and stubby. They were in a ratio of approximately 3:1 which, if i
remember from college biology, would be consistent with the expression
of some sort of recessive trait.
Is this possible?
I have read what I could find about cacti, and nothing explains this. I
thought they might be male & female plants as in gingko trees & holly,
but nothing I've read mentions this.
Almost all the short stubby plants died, while the thin one are
Whats going on here?