Studies on stabilization of fruit set of melons grown in plastic greenhouses. I. Pollen germination of melon flowers under plastic greenhouse culture

Hagiuda, K.

Journal of the Yamagata Agriculture and Forestry Society 51: 29-33


Accession: 002702593

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The effects of temperature (20-40 degrees C) on pollen germination rate (percentage) and pollen tube elongation were studied in 5 melon cultivars grown in plastic greenhouses. The highest germination rates (54.1-88.4%) occurred at 30 and 35 degrees C. A night temperature of 5 degrees the day before the opening of the male flower reduced pollen germination rate and pollen tube growth the next morning compared with night temperatures of 10 and 15 degrees .