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Studies on natural and controlled pollination in yellow passion fruit (Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa Deg.)

Acta Horticulturae 57: 121-124

Studies on natural and controlled pollination in yellow passion fruit (Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa Deg.)

This study was made in Brazil with plants 2.5 years old, planted 6 m apart in rows 4 m apart. The flowers were classified by style curvature: totally curved (TC); partially curved (PC); or upright styled (SC). Frequent visitors to flowers in open plots where average fruit set was (TC) 45% and (PC) 13%, were Apis mellifera adansonii and carpenter bees (Xylocopa); (SC) was always fruitless. Bee activity was low during rain, and fruit set was reduced.

Accession: 000511050

DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1976.57.15

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