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Carina is a significant grape variety grown in Australia to produce dried currants. Its yield and fruit quality are restricted by pollination; however this can be improved by the judicious use of hormone-based settings sprays.

This paper reports an investigation concerning pollen viability, berry set and seed status of Carina compared with two pollen sterile varieties.

The effects of self- and cross pollination on in ovulo embryo rescue were investigated, relationships between berry size and ovule development were explored, and the implications of the results considered from viticultural and plant improvement viewpoints.

Pollen Fertility and Berry Setting Behaviour of the Grape Variety Carina

2007, Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, vol 47, pages 877-882

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