[NAFEX] Peach Pollination?

Mark & Helen Angermayer hangermayer at isp.com
Tue Mar 6 00:36:57 EST 2007




> Thanks Tanis,
>
> I read a little on the terms "self-fertile" and "self-pollinating."  Think
I
> understand it a little better now.  Your right some "self-fertile" plants
> are also "self-pollinating."  Others, not so much so.
>
> Mark
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "tanis grif" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Monday, March 05, 2007 10:38 AM
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Peach Pollination?
>
>
> > It's been a while since I read a botany text, but I think "perfect"
refers
> ONLY to
> > the flower parts-- being, a complete flower.  Not necessarily that they
> are
> > self-fertile, or even self-pollinating.  Some perfect or complete
flowers
> are
> > engineered so they are much more likely to exchange pollen w/ other
> flowers, via
> > flying insects.
> >
> > OK to post to NAFEXlist, if you find in a text that my description is
> correct.  :)
> >
> >
> > --- Mark & Helen Angermayer <> wrote:
> >
> > > I was reading the winter Pomona last night and there was an article
that
> > > mentioned peaches take bees for pollination.  I'm still pretty new at
> the
> > > horticulture thing, but I thought peaches had perfect flowers.
Doesn't
> that
> > > mean the flowers have both male and female parts and pollinate
> themselves?
> > > Can anyone clarify?
> > >
> > > Mark
> > > Kansas
> > >
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