SOME CHARACTERISTICS OF GLOBE-ARTICHOKE (CYNARA SCOLYMUS L.) SEEDS

C. Foury
Advantages of globe-artichoke cultivars propagated by seeds has been proved. The quality of seeds is primordial to reach this purpose ; but the drastic change of propagation pattern from vegetative to sexual, probably puts some unexpected problems. The range of favourable temperatures to germinate is wide (3–4 to 35–39°C). The cultivated strains, contrary to some wild species, present neither photoperiodic sensibility nor dormancy. The main difficulties of seed production lies in fecundation and embryogenesis.
Foury, C. (1989). SOME CHARACTERISTICS OF GLOBE-ARTICHOKE (CYNARA SCOLYMUS L.) SEEDS. Acta Hortic. 253, 45-54
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1989.253.4
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1989.253.4

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