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Snake fruit pollination question
« on: October 28, 2021, 01:42:36 PM »
I have a young snake fruit plant - red Bali salak which is both male and female flowers on the same tree. I am interested in other varieties of snake fruit... Can my red Bali salak pollinate other varieties assuming flowering happens at the same time? One variety I have seen available is Salak Pondoh. I believe they are both varieties of Salacca Salacca. And then also does anyone know, if in fact different varieties can pollinate each other, would the seeds be a cross?

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Re: Snake fruit pollination question
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2021, 08:37:22 PM »
Any Salacca zalacca fruit you can fruit in Florida is doing very good!Just be happy to fruit it!

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Re: Snake fruit pollination question
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2021, 09:16:02 AM »
Within the same species they will pollinate. 
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Re: Snake fruit pollination question
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2021, 12:12:00 PM »
i have several different types of Salacca zalacca and here they seem to cross naturally.  i also have a cross of S. affinis x S. wallichiana.

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Re: Snake fruit pollination question
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2021, 05:16:08 PM »
Did you assist in that cross or was it done by insects?
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Re: Snake fruit pollination question
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2021, 02:17:22 PM »
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Re: Snake fruit pollination question
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2021, 12:25:14 PM »
Very interesting, everyone. Thanks for the information. I have not been able to find it yet but I am interested in S. wallichiana due to its potential to handle Florida winter better than some of the other varieties. I know I would need male and female plant for wallichiana. Cool that some of the species can cross! Hoping my red Bali salak continues to do well in Florida. We have a very healthy insect pollinator population so I am hoping one day to get fruit!

guaycuyacu- how were you able to tell that the two species cross pollinated?

 

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