Process of seed formation

  • Pollination is the first step in reproduction. Pollen grains are shed from the anthers and fall onto the feathery stigmas.

  • Fertilization is the second step in seed formation. The pollen that reaches the stigma germinates and forms a pollen tube that carries the male nuclei inside the ovary for fusion with the egg nuclei.

  • The complete process from pollination to fertilization takes from 18 to 24 hours.