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Epicatt2

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With all the discussion on here  about (certain) mangoes having polyembryonic seeds I am now wondering what other tropical fruit tree species might have polyembryonic seeds.

How about Pouterias, in particular P. viridis?

Does this happen with Annonas?

Or with other commonly-grown tropical fruit species? Is there a list of these somewhere?

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Re: Which tropical fruit species have polyembryinic seeds (other than mangoes)?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2020, 09:50:29 PM »
I believe some garcinias are polyembryonic, some of my sprouting garcinia brasilensis appear to be.

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Re: Which tropical fruit species have polyembryinic seeds (other than mangoes)?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2020, 10:24:44 PM »
I don't know if they're polyembryonic, but I've gotten multiple sprouts from a single avocado seed.

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Re: Which tropical fruit species have polyembryinic seeds (other than mangoes)?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2020, 01:12:11 AM »
Jaboticaba.

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Re: Which tropical fruit species have polyembryinic seeds (other than mangoes)?
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2020, 02:06:13 AM »
I am not aware of Annonas being polyembrionic, certainly not any of the common ones I have grown from seed.

Syzygiums are polyembrionic, or I should say at least some Syzygiums are polyembrionic. Syzygium is a large genus.

Citrus are also polyembrionic, again for the most part. Pomelos are not. Key limes produce two identical clones. The rest are usually cited as being triploid, but I once had a Moro blood orange seed send out eight seedlings.

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Re: Which tropical fruit species have polyembryinic seeds (other than mangoes)?
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2020, 02:30:03 AM »
Thanks All for the comments.

Does anyone know about Pouteria?  I'm still wondering about P. viridis.

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Re: Which tropical fruit species have polyembryinic seeds (other than mangoes)?
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2020, 06:37:40 AM »
The Inga seeds I have planted usually have multiples.

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Re: Which tropical fruit species have polyembryinic seeds (other than mangoes)?
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2020, 06:39:42 AM »
 Rose Apple/Syzygium jambos I know have polyembryonic seed

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Re: Which tropical fruit species have polyembryinic seeds (other than mangoes)?
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2020, 06:47:32 AM »
And some citrus varieties

 

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