[NAFEX] apples from seed
tolenio at sentex.net
Tue Aug 31 08:19:57 EDT 2004
There are a couple of apples that are more true to parent from seed. I
believe Fameuse (Snow) is one of them.
What accounts for this I am unsure.
On Mon, 30 Aug 2004 14:43:33 -0700, Mark Lee <markl at nytec.com> wrote:
> It is well known that apples don't come true from seed. The apple
> seedlings will rarely produce fruit that is the same as the mother tree.
> An article I read today says this is because apples tend to result from
> cross-pollination, not self pollination. I know that apples benefit
> from cross-pollination, but I don't think that explains why apples vary
> so much between generations. Can someone with a better grasp of
> genetics than I have explain what is going on.
> -Mark Lee, Seattle
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