Ginkgo

CorK kwantenzap at xs4all.nl
Wed Dec 6 13:40:24 EST 2000


On 4 Dec 2000 21:39:40 GMT, una at mercury.cis.yale.edu (Una Smith)
wrote:


>una at mars.its.yale.edu (Una Smith) wrote:
>
>>>Anyway, the sex of cultivated Ginkgo trees in North America is quite
>>>irrelevant because these trees are not part of a breeding population.
>
>>Landscapers plant only male trees,
>
>This is false, as proved by the presence of female trees in numerous
>cities.
>
University of Illinois, College of Agricultural, Consumer and
Environmental Sciences:

MANY trees produced at nurseries are grafted MALE trees. Buds are
removed from male trees and grafted on to the rootstock of
a seedling ginkgo, eventually becoming the top growth. Tree will
usually be marked as "grafted male trees". 

http://www.ag.uiuc.edu/~robsond/solutions/horticulture/docs/ginkgosx.html
>
>-- 
>	Una Smith		una.smith at yale.edu
>
>	Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
>	Yale University






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