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Old October 21, 2017   #1
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Hi friends...long time!

I'm back to ask a genetics question.
I learned so much in the dwarf project but I'm having difficulty wrapping my brain around this question....
It's to do with clementine mandarines.
They are supposedly a seedless variety, but once in a while, there is a seed or two in them.
My question is: how?
And my next question is:
If planted, will they come true?

You know, just a simple question for your Saturday afternoon.
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How? Because nature wants to reproduce and will surprise you with it's creativeness every once in awhile.

No you will not get a seedless fruit from the seeds. The fruit will be a normal fruit and hold many seeds. You will only get a seedless fruit if you graft the plant onto a root stock. I have a Locust tree started from a seed of a seedless Locust tree. It is a normal Locust tree and makes a huge mess every year. It needs to be cut down.
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How? Because nature wants to reproduce and will surprise you with it's creativeness every once in awhile.

No you will not get a seedless fruit from the seeds. The fruit will be a normal fruit and hold many seeds. You will only get a seedless fruit if you graft the plant onto a root stock. I have a Locust tree started from a seed of a seedless Locust tree. It is a normal Locust tree and makes a huge mess every year. It needs to be cut down.

I want the wood.
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But!

You never get a seed in a navel orange.
Why?, if plants want to procreate creatively?
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Never??? Can you be so sure about that? I have.
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Lots of citrus come true from seed-nuceller (sp?) embryos.
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But!

You never get a seed in a navel orange.
Why?, if plants want to procreate creatively?
Oranges i believe, like "seedless grapes" are sprayed with a chemical to start producing fruit without having been fertilized. Sometimes you will get a seed or two in these oranges or grapefruits or grapes because a bee got to them first.
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and will they come true?
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You expect them to lie?
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No, Mr Bond: I expect you to die.

I would expect that seeds like that wouldn't likely match the parent plant since who knows what hybrid genetics is going on to get plants to produce seedless fruit for a supermarket. Find one, plant it, and see!
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