[self-fur-tl or, esp. British, -tahyl, self-]
- capable of self-fertilization.
Origin of self-fertile
First recorded in 1855–60
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Flowers open in mid-season, on plan of five or six, self-fertile.
A very late, large-clustered, small-berried, white grape; self-fertile.
All self-fertile varieties are set in solid blocks because of convenience in harvesting.
It is obvious, therefore, that it is not possible to give lists of self-sterile and self-fertile varieties.The Pears of New York
U. P. Hedrick
It has the distinction of being the only self-fertile variety among Rogers named hybrids.