[nafex] Apple Shape

Raby, Brian {20-4~Indianapolis} BRIAN.RABY at ROCHE.COM
Mon Sep 10 18:00:40 EDT 2001


All,
 
I wish I had my old Fruit workbook with me, but studies have shown that the
seeds within the apple excude gibberelic (sp?) acid which directly effects
the shape of the apple.  That's why pollination is so important not only to
fruit set, but to fruit size and shape.
 
I'll see if I can find the book tonight and give a better response later.
 
Brian, Indiana
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Don Yellman [mailto:dyellman at earthlink.net]
Sent: Monday, September 10, 2001 2:24 PM
To: nafex at yahoogroups.com
Subject: [nafex] Apple Shape


Thomas: I think the short answer is yes.  Pollination, and formation of
seeds, does determine the shape of apples.  Beyond that, I believe the
number of ovaries successfully pollinated, and the consequent formation
of seed cavities, is the primary determinant of size of the fruit,  when
other factors, such as nutrient availability and moisture, are equal.  I
have often counted as many as ten seed cavities on some of the larger
apples I have grown over the years.  Thanks, bees.   Just picked an
asian pear weighing two pounds.  A Nijiseiki (aka 20th Century).  What a
brute.  Many others at 1 1/2-1/34 pounds.  Just big this year.    Rgds,
Don Yellman, Great Falls, VA



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