Characterization of Seedlings Obtained from Open Pollinated 'Gialla' Cactus Pear (Opuntia ficus-indica)

@inproceedings{Nieddu2006CharacterizationOS,
  title={Characterization of Seedlings Obtained from Open Pollinated 'Gialla' Cactus Pear (Opuntia ficus-indica)},
  author={Giammario Nieddu and Innocenza Chessa and Antonio Barberis},
  year={2006}
}
A population of approximately 700 cactus pear seedlings of different ages obtained from ripe seeds of open pollinated 'Gialla' (selection GSH), was studied in Sardinia, Italy. A dataset of morphological characters of seedlings and mother plant according to the Cactus Pear Descriptor List was completed. Most seedlings showed high vigor as compared to mother plants. Both populations showed elliptic cladodes. Thirteen individuals bearing fruits with less than 200 seeds/fruit were found among… CONTINUE READING

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