The kind of pollination and ability to parthenocarpy of pepino (Solanum muricatum Ait.)
Department of Vegetable and Medicinal Plants
Warsaw University of Life Sciences
Nowoursynowska 159, 02-776 Warsaw, Poland
The objective of the research was to assess a grade of parthenocarpic fruit and
fruitsetting following cross-pollination and self-pollination in pepino plants
(Solanum muricatum Ait.). An experiment with six pepino clones of different
origin was set up in glasshouse conditions. Experimental clones were subjected to
the following treatments: self-pollination, cross-pollination, and emasculation
without any control. The tested clones of pepino were self-pollinated, capable of
cross pollination and facultative parthenocarpic. The differences between clones in
their ability to parthenocarpic fruit formation were observed. The ripening period
of pepino fruits and their weight depended on a clone.
Kowalczyk K., 2008. The kind of pollination and ability to
parthenocarpy of pepino (Solanum muricatum Ait.).
Folia Horticulturae 20/1: 23-29.