Fruit Set and Enlargement in Fertilized and Unfertilized Olive Ovaries

in HortScience
View More View Less
  • 1 Departamento de Agronomía, Universidad de Córdoba, Apartado 3048, Córdoba 14080, Spain

Fruit set and enlargement were compared for fertilized and unfertilized olive (Olea europaea L.) ovaries, the latter obtained by flower emasculation and bagging to prevent pollination. In the control population, the timing of abscission coincided with the onset of ovary expansion following fertilization. In the emasculated population, ovary expansion was only slight, and abscission was substantially delayed. Separation of the ovaries by size using graduated screens provided a useful tool for the evaluation of ovary growth.

If the inline PDF is not rendering correctly, you can download the PDF file here.

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 50 11 2
PDF Downloads 69 28 4