Self- and Cross-compatibility among Apricot Cultivars

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  • 1 Department of Fruit Breeding, Centro de Edafologia y Biologia Aplicada de1 Segura-Consejo Superiorde Investigaciones Cientificas, Apartado de Correos 4195,30080 Murcia, Spain
  • 2 Department of Fruit Breeding, Centro de Edafologia y Biologia Aplicada de1 Segura-Consejo Superiorde Investigaciones Cientificas, Apartado de Correos 4195,30080 Murcia, Spain

Eight apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) cultivars were self- and cross-pollinated to determine pollen compatibility. Pollen tube growth in the laboratory and the percentage of fruit set in the orchard were evaluated. The results confirmed that `Moniqui Fino' and `Velázquez Tardío' are self-incompatible and established that `Gitano', `Pepito del Cura', and `Velázquez Fino' are also self-incompatible. No cross-incompatibility was found in the 25 cross-combinations.

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Current address: Dept. of Genetic and Postharvest Quality, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, Peach Ave., Fresno, CA 93727.
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