EVALUATION AND SELECTION OF SOME SEEDLING DATE PALM MALES GROWN IN FAYOUM GOVERNORATE, EGYPT
This study was conducted in Tamiya district, Fayoum Governorate, Egypt in three successive seasons of 2005, 2006 and 2007. Fifty seedling palm males were chosen and evaluated in order to select the suitable and most promising males of them to be used in pollinating female date palms. The results showed that there are five palm males (No. 2, 10, 29, 40 and 46) that were characterized as highly potent and that recorded the highest grades for the studied characters. These characters involved: weight and viability of pollen grains, spathes number, flowers number, start and duration of spathe burst. Accordingly, those selected palm males could be used as pollinators for date palm females and considered as recommended under the conditions of this study.
Moustafa, A.A., Ibrahim, Z.A., El-Yazel, S.A.S. and El-Anwer, M.A. (2010). EVALUATION AND SELECTION OF SOME SEEDLING DATE PALM MALES GROWN IN FAYOUM GOVERNORATE, EGYPT. Acta Hortic. 882, 69-79
date palm, evaluation, spathe characteristics, strand characteristics, pollen grains