[NAFEX] Pawpaws are not dioecious.

Hector Black hblack1925 at fastmail.fm
Wed Aug 17 12:43:00 EDT 2011


You've got that right, Jerry,  Pawpaws are not dioescius.  We've done a lot 
of pollinating.  The stigma is ripe first and then the pollen to prevent 
self-fetilization, I presume.  Hector black, zone 6 middle tn.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Jwlehman at aol.com>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 10:13 PM
Subject: [NAFEX] Pawpaws are not dioecious.


> In a message dated 8/16/2011 10:41:44 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> qazingulaza at gmail.com writes:
>
>> I'm by no means a pawpaw expert, but my understanding is that
>> they are dioescious, meaning the male &female flowers are on separate
>> trees.
>
> Hello ~mIEKAL,
>
> Pawpaws are not dioecious Each flower has male and female parts. However 
> in
> each flower the anthers release pollen after the receptive period of the
> stigma is completed. Also generally the egg and pollen on the same tree 
> are
> not compatible. Two genetically different trees are needed for successful
> pollination.
>
> Jerry
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