Plant variations in asparagus lines
F. H. Takatori, University of California
F. D. Souther, University of California
P. D. Legg, University of Kentucky
California Agriculture 22(9):7-8. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v022n09p7.
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Considerable Variation has been shown to exist among plants of commercial asparagus. The greatest differences have been found between staminate and pistillate plants, but variability within the sexes has also been reported. This study was undertaken to determine the amount of variation within five California lines grown in southern California, and to identify superior plants for use as breeding and planting stock.
Frank H. Takatori is Associate Specialist, Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California, Riverside. Frank D. Souther is Laboratory Technician, Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California, Riverside. Paul D. Legg is Geneticist, USDA, ARS—Crops Research Division, Department of Agronomy, University of Kentucky, Lexington (formerly Assistant Geneticist, Department of Vegetable Crops, University of California, Riverside).