parthenocarpic Development of fruit without fertilization.
(This quality, called by the fancy name of "parthenocarpic," also means that these tomatoes are naturally seedless, at least early in the season.) If you live in an area with unusually cool, cloudy weather, ...
`Sweet Success' slicing cucumber and `County Fair 83' pickling cucumber are parthenocarpic varieties. They develop fruits without pollination. If pollinated, the fruit may be misshapen.
Although most hollies require both a male and female plant to attain the bright red berries, Nellie Stevens is an exception to this rule. The plant is called a parthenocarpic plant, and does not require a male cultivar to set fruit.
Celeste, Brown Turkey, Hardy Chicago, Brunswick, Marseilles, and Osborne are some of the most winter hardy cultivars which perform well in Maryland. All are seedless, producing their fruits parthenocarpically.