[Sca-cooks] Neolithic fig agriculture and storage find
t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Mon Nov 20 17:45:30 PST 2006
You get more edible mass per fruit. Just compare domesticated bananas with
the heavily seeded wild varieties. Because parthenocarpy requires external
intervention to reproduce, it is often considered a sign of domestication.
In return for the effort, you get a greater yeild.
> So what is the advantage of growing a parthenocarpic plant, compared
> to the regular version? It sounds like they take more effort to raise
> than the regular version. Is it just the advantage of not having to
> deal with a seed?
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