a method of artificial pollination of fig trees by wasps that prick the buds on branches of the caprifig that have been hung in trees of the edible fig.
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The Legacy of Greece Various
Man and Nature George P. Marsh
More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II Charles Darwin

a method of pollinating the edible fig by hanging branches of caprifig flowers in edible fig trees. Parasitic wasps in the caprifig flowers transfer pollen to the edible fig flowers


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