Floral biology of almond (Prunus amygdalus L. Batsch) under cultivation in Kashmir valley
The almonds, cultivated in Kashmir, on the basis of relative time of flowering reveal early-, mid- and late flowering types. The late blooming types hold key to the isolation of lines that can escape the damage of spring-rains. Anther dehiscence and stigma receptivity overlap creating conditions suited to self-pollination which is however obviated by self-incompatibility.
KeywordsFloral biology flowering period anthesis stigma receptivity pollination
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