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Cross-Pollination response of loquat cv.´ALGERIE´.

Fecha de publicación:
20 de enero de 2004

To explore cross-pollination response in loquat, we have carried out controlled pollinations on 23 years-old trees of cv. ‘Algerie’. Flowers of labeled shoots were bagged and either self- or cross-pollinated with a mixture of pollen of ‘Tanaka’ and ‘Golden Nugget’. Control shoots were left exposed to open-pollination. Number and quality of the fruits formed were recorded for the three treatments. Our results show that under experimental cross and open-pollination higher fruit set can be obtained when compared with self-pollination treatment. In spite of higher crop load, fruits obtained under open and cross-pollination were also heavier and larger, at least in part due to a significant ...