Stigmatic Receptivity Limits the Effective Pollination Period in `Agua de Aranjuez' Pear

  title={Stigmatic Receptivity Limits the Effective Pollination Period in `Agua de Aranjuez' Pear},
  author={Javier Sanzol and Pilar Rallo and Maria Herrero},
  journal={Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science},
Apples and pears are fruit crops particularly susceptible to cropping irregularities. A strong relationship has been observed between the effective pollination period (EPP) and the general cropping of the orchard. The EPP concept has also been proven to be a useful parameter to establish a relationship between the variation in the reproductive process and cropping behaviors. For apples and pears, a slow pollen tube growth has been shown to be the main limiting factor of the EPP in the… 

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