The difference between the F1 and F2 rhizomes of the Miscanthus x Giganteus crop lies in their generation and productivity.F1 Rhizome (Filial 1):
This is the first generation rhizome grown from ex vitro mother crop plant (obtained from in vitro seedling adapted under special conditions in our greenhouse to open ground conditions), and it exhibits maximum power (germination and production ability) from parent disease free in vitro plants.
F2 Rhizome (Filial 2):
- Using F1 rhizomes may be preferable for those seeking to maintain their own on-farm nursery plantation to produce commercial volumes of low-cost rhizomes locally for establishing larger areas of biomass plantations cost-effectively.
F2 rhizome is the second generation grown from ex vitro mother crop (Generation 0) & obtained from the first generation plant grown from F1 rhizomes. (Hyllus son of Heracles, grandson of Zeus)
- Using F1 rhizomes is the best option for those seeking to establish sustainable biomass plantations from healthy & productive rhizomes of excellent shape and germination ability (quality).
- When choosing between F1 and F2 rhizomes, it is essential to consider specific needs and objectives in plant cultivation.