Question on polyembryonic mango seeds sprouting

ashleysf(9 San Jose,CA)May 25, 2010

I am sprouting a bunch of Ataulfo and Champagne mango seeds. I would like to know if the "true to type" seedling is the single most vigorous plant from the seed or the several smaller ones from the seed. I remember reading some time back that one of them is the result of pollination and the others are not. Which one should I keep if I need a seedling that closely resemble the parent? Thanks in advance.

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good question.

Here is a link that might be useful: Read this thread

    Bookmark   May 25, 2010 at 7:20PM
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The answer is the strongest, most vigorous are generally the nucellar T type offspring of the maternal parent. They are genetic clones of the tree from which they came. The others are zygotic and are sexually reproduced.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2010 at 1:50AM
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ashleysf(9 San Jose,CA)

Thanks! Got it. Will select the strongest lookig seedlings from my bunch of sprouted seeds.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2010 at 2:59PM
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JeffDM(San Diego - 10)

How often does this type of sprouting occur?
Does it happen with other types of seeds like avocado?

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 9:17PM
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From reading, not experience.
The East Asian varieties do this, the Indian varieties do not.
I always thought avocados would not grow true to type, could be wrong.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 3:34PM
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mangodog(palm springs 9B)

... and so what does the "zygotic" seedling become
if it's sexually produced?


    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 11:21PM
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well, you get a new cultivar.

mostly the stringy ode de turpentine cultivar....unless you are really really special.

cannis lupus lippus

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 11:14PM
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or, the mango stork comes and brings a baby mango.
A butt ugly red headed stepchild of a baby mango.
The mango stork is overstocked with butt ugly baby mangos.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2012 at 1:58AM
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jcaldeira(Tropical - Fiji)

Avocado can be polyembrionic. Approximately 20% of my West Indian type seeds have multiple shoots and taproots. Here's a photo of one.


    Bookmark   September 26, 2012 at 9:17AM
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