Asked by: Lyudmil Armario
asked in category: General Last Updated: 9th June, 2020

Can plants produce fruit without pollination?

Many edible plants can produce fruit without pollination, and those are the varieties of choice when growing vegetables in greenhouses. They're known as parthenocarpic varieties. Squash, most cucumbers, zucchini, apples, pears, corn, and tomato are among those that need to be pollinated.

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Likewise, people ask, do plants need to be pollinated to produce fruit?

Vegetable crops that produce a fruit require pollination in order to develop fruit. Some vegetable plants produce a separate male and female flower - pumpkins, squash and cucumbers for instance. Pollination occurs when insects such as bees and hoverflies visit flowers, collecting nectar and pollen.

Furthermore, which fruit trees are not self pollinating? However, some types of fruit trees are self-fruitful and do not need to reproduce with other plants.

  • Citrus. Most citrus trees grown indoors or outdoors are self-fruitful, including oranges, grapefruit, kumquats, lemons and limes.
  • Cherries.
  • Peaches, Nectarines and Apricots.
  • Other Fruit.
  • Cross-Pollination Exceptions.

Also, can plants grow without pollination?

While pollination is necessary to produce seeds for root and leafy vegetables, once you plant the seed in the garden, bees are not necessary because you will be eating the vegetative parts. and many herbs will grow and produce food in the garden without any need for pollination by bees or other methods.

What plants are self pollinating?

Among other plants that can self-pollinate are many kinds of orchids, peas, sunflowers and tridax. Most of the self-pollinating plants have small, relatively inconspicuous flowers that shed pollen directly onto the stigma, sometimes even before the bud opens.

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