Author Topic: Bolt mango- monoembyronic or polyembryonic  (Read 247 times)

Vincent

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Bolt mango- monoembyronic or polyembryonic
« on: July 20, 2023, 09:33:44 AM »
Does anyone happen to know if Bolt mango is mono or polyembryonic? Trying to put a puzzle together. Sampled Bolt from 2 different sources- one source the taste was incredible and everyone agreed it was quite possibly the best mango they ever had and the other source the taste was just so-so. Inquired about soil differences (sugar sand vs. coral/limestone rock) and received some good information. However, another person who has been saving the seeds asked me if Bolt was mono or poly because......the two different sources had 2 different types of seeds. It is possible there is some user error involved here but there are not a lot of variables. Mango cannot be both mono and polyembryonic at the same time. Gathering more information.

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Re: Bolt mango- monoembyronic or polyembryonic
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2023, 11:01:06 AM »
Itís poly. Sometimes mono seeds fool people and here is how that happens: the central shoot from the mono seed on occasion dampens off just below the soil, but then survives and throws up multiple new shoots and then the observer says omg look xyz mono mango is poly how is this!?! Iíve also seen poly seeds only put out one shoot and thatís because below the surface those other embryos from the poly seed dampened off and only one survived.

Bolt is definitely poly seed.

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Re: Bolt mango- monoembyronic or polyembryonic
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2023, 11:44:51 AM »
Dr. Campbell said Bolt was monoembryonic. So not sure at this point.

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Re: Bolt mango- monoembyronic or polyembryonic
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2023, 02:02:05 PM »
Mono can produce multiple embryos in rare instances the same way humans can have twins, but it's rare.

Polyembryony is the higher likelihood explanation if the seeds are often found to have multiple embryos.

Poly can make mono seed, that's normal too. Far more prevalent than twins in a mono husk.

Open the husks and examine the seeds for a better idea.

 

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