Flowering and fruitset

Flowering and Fruitset

    • Flower clusters arise from the laterals main branch and occasionally on tree trunk; Produces about 20,000-40,000 flowers/tree during dry period (Mar-April /Sept-Oct) self incompatibility is common & cross pollination is required; Pollination is by nectarivorous, bats & moths at night when bees are not active.
    • Application of GA3 to durian pedicels at 6 weeks after an thesis reduces fruit drop & increases fruit size.
    • The fruits are ovoid or ellipsoid capsule derived from single ovary, fruits weighs up to 8kg with 30cm long & 20cm diameters.

Last modified: Wednesday, 2 May 2012, 11:14 AM