Journal of Horticulture

Journal of Horticulture
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ISSN: 2376-0354

Lisa Wasko DeVetter

Lisa Wasko DeVetter

Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center, 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

  • Research Article
    Floral Morphology Differs Among New Northern Highbush Blueberry Cultivars
    Author(s): Matthew Arrington and Lisa Wasko DeVetterMatthew Arrington and Lisa Wasko DeVetter

    Variation in floral morphology and timing of bloom are common among cultivars of northern highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.). These differences can affect the ability of commercial pollinators to effectively pollinate and fertilize ovules, which can impact fruit set, berry size, and ultimate yields. New northern highbush blueberry cultivars may exhibit differences in flower morphology, which could impact pollination and fruit set. Evaluation of new cultivars compared to standard industry cultivars is of specific importance in predicting potential pollination constraints by a honey bee (Apis mellifera), one of the primary pollinators in North America, and in developing optimal hive stocking densities. Three new cultivars (‘Blue Ribbon’, ‘Top Shelf’, and ‘Cargo’) were compared to an industry standard (‘Duke’) for floral morpholog.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2376-0354.1000223

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