Evaluation of Pollen Quality and Self-Fertility in Selected Cultivars of Asian and European Pears

  title={Evaluation of Pollen Quality and Self-Fertility in Selected Cultivars of Asian and European Pears},
  author={Monika Bieniasz and Tom{\'a}{\vs} Ne{\vc}as and Ewa Dziedzic and Ivo Ondr{\'a}{\vs}ek and Bożena Pawłowska},
  journal={Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-napoca},
Asian pears have become increasingly popular in the European market, but their cultivation history in Europe is rather short. Pear is a demanding species in terms of pollen – donor cultivar. The self-fertility phenomenon in Asian pear cultivars is not currently known. The study was conducted in a 6-year pear orchard (of 23 Asian and 5 European cultivars) at the Mendel University in Lednice (Czech Republic). The following traits were assessed: number of pollen grains, pollen viability, pollen… 

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