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  • A. Foster hollies can be parthenocarpic, which refers to the formation of fruit without the need for both male and female plants.

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  • Since banana fruits technically berrylike ripened ovaries develop without fertilization they are termed parthenocarpic.

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  • The term for such a fruit is parthenocarpic, meaning virgin fruit.

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  • Some parthenocarpic fruits, such as stoneless mangoes, plums and avocados, can be pretty unusual.

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  • It wasn’t until parthenocarpic figs materialized that humans took the reins.

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  • Unlike most cucumbers, which rely on insects to pollinate the flowers, the Japanese variety Tasty Jade can be grown year-round in a greenhouse because the all-female flowers are parthenocarpic—meaning they don’t need pollination.



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