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to have successful pollination. Apple Seeds
Apple If you grew 100 apple If you grew 100 apple trees from the seeds of the same tree, the new apple trees would all be different. Apple trees reproduce from seed much like
human families reproduce – even though
you and your siblings may have the same
parents, you all look a little different.
Similarly, apple trees grown from seeds
may have the same "parents", but the
seedling siblings would all be a little
different. So, every apple seed can
potentially produce a new variety. This is in
part why more than 7,500 apple varieties
have been identified worldwide!
have To create an apple tree of a particular
variety, orchardists graft a twig, called a
scion, from the "parent" tree onto a small,
young tree termed a rootstock – really
nothing more than a slender whip of a tiny
tree with roots. The scion contains buds
from which twigs and leaves will eventually
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This document was uploaded on 03/10/2014 for the course AGRO 1001 at LSU.
- Fall '11