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Flowering and fruit set in Japanese quince

Andersone, D. and Kaufmane, E. (2003). Flowering and fruit set in Japanese quince. I/In: Japanese quince - Potential fruit crop for Northern Europe. Sid./p. 29-36. Department of Crop Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
ISBN 91-631-3765-8
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The amount of flowers with defective pistils, drop of flowers after pollination, initial fruit set, drop of fruitlets and final fruit set were investigated for Japanese quince (Chaenomeles japonica). Pollen germination, pollen tube growth and fertilisation were studied at cross- and self-pollination. Embryo development was followed from fertilisation to mature fruit. The percentage of flowers with defective pistils was very high in most of the genotypes studied. This phenomenon seemed to be influenced by both environmental and genetic factors. In compatible (cross-) combinations, pollen tubes reached the base of the ovary within 2–5 days, and fertilisation took place 4–8 days after pollination. In incompatible combinations, pollen germination was slow, pollen tubes grew slowly and were often completely arrested in the style. The effective pollination period was estimated to be 3–5 days. The average initial fruit set was 21.1% (range 0–83.3%), whereas the final fruit set decreased to 10.4% (range 0–37.9%). During embryo development some deviations from normal development were observed, which may influence final fruit set.

Authors/Creators:Andersone, D. and Kaufmane, E.
Title:Flowering and fruit set in Japanese quince
Year of publishing :2003
Page range:29-36
Publisher:Department of Crop Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
ISBN for printed version:91-631-3765-8
Publication Type:Book Chapter
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:Obsolete subject words > FORESTRY, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and LANDSCAPE PLANNING > Plant production
Keywords:Chaenomeles, Flowering, Fruit set
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ID Code:5182
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Plant Breeding and Biotechnology (until 121231)
Deposited By: Kimmo Rumpunen
Deposited On:21 Sep 2010 00:00
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:37

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