Female Chinese Pistache - Knowledgebase Question

Westlake Village, CA
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Question by aktalwar
May 16, 2003
1) Do you carry the female or the male variety of Chinese Pistache?

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


Answer from NGA
May 16, 2003
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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