Seed size

At harvest, seeds were sieved into three size categories: large, medium and small. For each inflorescence segment (proximal, central and distal) of each harvest, the number of seeds in each size category was expressed as a proportion of the total number of seeds harvested from that segment (Table 4.3).

Harvest 1 (64%) and Harvest 2 (52%) had the highest proportions of large seeds and the smallest proportions of small seeds. The proportion of small seeds increased in Harvests 3 and 4, particularly in the distal segment of the inflorescences.

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