Pollination

free_treeFebruary 11, 2008

This will probably seem like a stupid question once I ask, but does a flower need to be pollinated to produce seeds?

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Hi free tree - The answer is mostly, yes, they have to be pollinated. ;) Some hybrids will produce a form of seed without being pollinated but they are sterile seeds.

But pollination isn't necessarily insect pollination. Many vegetables and a few flowers that I know of are self-fertile. The bloom contains both parts needed so it can pollinate itself.

Hope this answers your question.

Dave

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