The Q&A Archives: Female Chinese Pistache

Question: 1) Do you carry the female or the male variety of Chinese Pistache?

2) How can I distinguish a female from a male?


Answer: Monrovia's Chinese Pistache is seed-grown and sold as ornamental. If you have a female tree and a male is growing nearby, you'll have fruit. Both male and female trees produce flowers. You can tell which is which by dissecting the flowers. Male flowers will have only stamens (filament and pollen topped anther); female flowers will have stigma, style and ovary.

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