[Sca-cooks] Neolithic fig agriculture and storage find

Terry Decker 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?
> Stefan

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