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Question on polyembryonic mango seeds sprouting

Posted by ashleysf 9 San Jose, CA (My Page) on
Tue, May 25, 10 at 13:32

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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RE: Question on polyembryonic mango seeds sprouting

good question.

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


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RE: Question on polyembryonic mango seeds sprouting

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.


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RE: Question on polyembryonic mango seeds sprouting

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


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RE: Question on polyembryonic mango seeds sprouting

  • Posted by JeffDM San Diego - 10 (My Page) on
    Sun, Sep 16, 12 at 21:17

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


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RE: Question on polyembryonic mango seeds sprouting

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.


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RE: Question on polyembryonic mango seeds sprouting

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

mangodawg


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RE: Question on polyembryonic mango seeds sprouting

well, you get a new cultivar.

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

cannis lupus lippus


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RE: Question on polyembryonic mango seeds sprouting

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.


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RE: Question on polyembryonic mango seeds sprouting

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

John


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