[nafex] self fertile pears?

Jim Fruth jimfruth at charter.net
Wed Oct 12 21:37:38 EDT 2016

My pear flowers seem to have both pistle and stamens.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Henry
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 8:17 AM
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Subject: Re: [nafex] self fertile pears?

The purpose of a plant seems to be to reproduce itself.

I have heard that some plants "get frustrated" after years of not producing 
seed and "fix" the problem.

We are not allowed to grow the "sterile" forms of the invasive buckthorn 
here in Minnesota because they tend to revert to seed production when they 
get "old."

Some isolated "female" dioecious plants will grow a branch of "male" flowers 
so as to be able to make viable seeds.

I don't know what the pears might be doing to pull this off.

--Henry Fieldseth

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