Tall plants produce up to 12 times more gibberellic acid (GA, a plant hormone) than Standard Wisconsin Fast Plants®. The excess GA causes elongated hypocotyls and stem internodes, so the plants are tall and spindly. Plants tend to be a lighter green than Standard plants.
This variety of Wisconsin Fast Plants was selected to have a uniform, short flowering time of 15-17 days (somewhat slower than the Standard variety) under recommended growing conditions of continuous light, water, and nutrition.
Tall Plant phenotype is controlled by a single recessive gene (elongated internode, ein). In the homozygous condition, (ein/ein), gibberellic acid is greatly overproduced. Plants will require staking.
Genetic Designation: ein/ein
- Genetics & inheritance patterns