Posted 17 October 2017 - 10:41 AM
Why not ask the lady who made the sandwich what was in it? Seeds are commonly used as spice. Think of things like dill seed, cardamon and the likes. Who knows what she sprinkled on that bell pepper layer of the sandwich? So lets toss out pepper for the moment and just go with plants.
There are definitely plants that want a cross pollinator. I -think- the cross pollinator in most of those is a production enhancer. I have baby apple trees that I planted with other variety because the instructions said it would improve production. That is about as far as I go with that knowledge.
There are also plants that only produce in their second year. I am a bit smarter here because i grow blackberry. A branch comes up one year, does not flower or fruit that year. Second year it fruits. Third year it is dead. I think true lavender is also like this. No flowers first year. How old is your plant?