self-fertile


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self-fer·tile

(sĕlf′fûr′tl)
adj.
Having the property of fertilizing itself; capable of self-fertilization.

self`-fer′tile



adj.
capable of self-fertilization.
[1855–60]
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That shrub is self-fertile, grows up to 8 feet tall, and is even more winter-hardy, to USDA zone 2.
LOOK FOR SELF-FERTILE TYPES But there are varieties that are self-fertile, with male and female flowers, where one plant is therefore capable of producing berries.
Instead, go for self-fertile beans and courgettes, and leafy crops and salads, such as rocket and beetroot.
Instead, go for self-fertile beans, courgettes, and salads, such as rocket.
Both types are self-fertile, producing masses of berries in winter.
Both are self-fertile, and will produce masses of berries.
This variety is self-fertile and will also pollinate nearby apple trees.
They do best in a sunny sheltered site and are self-fertile, so you'll only need to buy one variety.
Beans, peas and tomatoes are examples of species that are "self-fertile," which means that all the necessities for successful pollination reside within each flower.