[NAFEX] Effect of pollen on fruit

Dr. Chiranjit Parmar parmarch at sancharnet.in
Sat Mar 24 01:16:52 EDT 2007


Pollen does influence the fruit quality in many cases.  In fruits the effect
is very conspicuous in dates.  There are terms XENIA and METAXENIA for this
effect.

Dr. Chiranjit Parmar
Horticultural Consultant on Lesser Known Indian Fruits
www.lesserknownindianplants.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Fruth" <jfruth at tds.net>
To: "NAFEX" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, March 23, 2007 5:45 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] Effect of pollen on fruit


>     Some time ago, someone mentioned that when cross pollinating a flower
> with pollen from a different species, that the attributes of the
pollinator
> do not show up in the fruit.  My squash would not agree with that:  One of
> my Chersonskaya Squash produced a female flower with no male flowers to
> pollinate it so I cross pollinated it with Sweet Dumpling Squash pollen.
>     All of my Chersonskaya Squash produced their normal green fruits
except
> for the one pollinated with Sweet Dumpling which produced a white fruit.
> The white fruit contained white seeds whereas all of the other seed is
> brown.
>
> Jim Fruth
> Brambleberry Farm
> Pequot Lakes, MN  56472
> www.bberryfarm.com
> (218)568-8483 [Store]
> (218)831-7018 [My Cell]
>
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