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Thread: Nectar Question

  1. #1
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    Default Nectar Question

    I love watching the ladies work the persimmon trees nearby. I have many smaller trees that I can get an upclose view. However, the one I will always remember - a couple years ago, there was a magnificent roar coming from a giant male persimmon loaded with the tiny blooms. I have always assumed that the male flowers produced only pollen. Am I correct or can nectar be obtained also?

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    Default Re: Nectar Question

    Male persimmons only produce pollen. The interesting thing is that very rarely a female persimmon will produce pollen too. Therefore, you have a self fertile tree. The cultivar D.v. 'Meader' is like this.

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    Default Re: Nectar Question

    Walliebee,

    I knew I was hoping against hope!

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