African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6576

Full Length Research Paper

Pollen quality and pollen production in some almond culvitars under Kaharamanmaras (Turkey) ecological conditions

  Mehmet Sutyemez    
Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Kahramanmaras, Turkey. 
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 30 May 2011
  •  Published: 04 July 2011

Abstract

 

Pollen quality and pollen production of 21 almond cultivars under Kaharamanmaras ecological conditions were analyzed to see the effect on fruit yield and quality. Pollen viability tests with TTC and FDA methods and pollen germination tests were performed by hanging drop method in sucrose (10, 15 and 20%, respectively) containing media and on agar media containing sucrose (0, 5, 10 15 and 20%, respectively) in petri dish. The amount of pollen production and pollen morphological homogeneity levels were also determined. In pollen viability tests, Masbovera, False Baresa, Tuano and Nonpareil varieties; in pollen germinating test Cristomorto, Yaltinski and Gloretia varieties; in the determination of pollen production Bertina, Felisia, Super Nova and Masbovera varieties had the highest values. Morphological homogeneities were found to be high in all the cultivars.

 

Key words: Pollen, almond cultivars, morphological homogeneity, Kaharamanmaras.