Induction of parthenocarpy in Rosa canina and Diospyros lotus by the application of growth regulators

Kadioglu A. , Atalay F.

BIOLOGIA PLANTARUM, vol.42, no.1, pp.155-157, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1023/a:1002193525969
  • Title of Journal : BIOLOGIA PLANTARUM
  • Page Numbers: pp.155-157


The effect of indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) and gibberellic acid (GA(3)) applications on parthenocarpic fruit set in Rosa canina and Diospyros lotus was investigated. GA(3) induced parthenocarpic fruit set in both plants, but IAA only in D. lotus. Maturation of seedless fruits was earlier than the seeded fruits. GA(3) caused a decrease in the fresh mass and size of both fruits. IAA induced an increase in the fresh mass and size in parthenocarpic fruit of D. lotus.