Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having the property of fertilizing itself; capable of self-fertilization.

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  • adjective of a plant Capable of self-fertilization.

Etymologies

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self- +‎ fertile

Examples

  • Peaches are considered self-fertile because a commercial crop can be produced without cross-pollination, though cross-pollination usually gives a better crop.

    Pollination

  • Fortunately, peaches are all self-fertile, so with luck I'll be harvesting some in another year or two.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Some plants are self-fertile or self-compatible and can pollinate themselves (e.g., they act as their own pollenizer).

    Pollination

  • You will think me mad, but I bought myself a bare root dwarf (?) self-fertile, greengage plum tree, and a really giant fiberglass pot (Costco-$20, not even ugly), and there is now a plum tree on the porch.

    Plum Crazy

  • You will think me mad, but I bought myself a bare root dwarf (?) self-fertile, greengage plum tree, and a really giant fiberglass pot (Costco-$20, not even ugly), and there is now a plum tree on the porch.

    Toast:

  • You will think me mad, but I bought myself a bare root dwarf (?) self-fertile, greengage plum tree, and a really giant fiberglass pot (Costco-$20, not even ugly), and there is now a plum tree on the porch.

    Growing Food

  • The most widely cultivated, L. diversifolia ssp. diversifolia, is line L Ieucocephala being self-fertile and "tetraploid" (2n = 104).

    Chapter 27

  • Plants are highly self-fertile, with little apparent within-species variation.

    Chapter 48

  • Like the parents, the hybrid is self-fertile and seedy.

    Chapter 27

  • When self-fertile selections of common rye have been inbred, with selection for vigor and fertility, and then combined with wheat, the results have been sufficiently encouraging that further work in this direction seems to be justified.

    8 Research Needs

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