Fruit weight and shoot diameter relationship in early ripening peaches

Porter, G. W., Sherman, W. B., Beckman, T. G. and Krewer, G. W. (2002) Fruit weight and shoot diameter relationship in early ripening peaches. Journal American Pomological Society, 56 1: 30-33.


Author Porter, G. W.
Sherman, W. B.
Beckman, T. G.
Krewer, G. W.
Title Fruit weight and shoot diameter relationship in early ripening peaches
Journal name Journal American Pomological Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1527-3741
Publication date 2002-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 56
Issue 1
Start page 30
End page 33
Total pages 4
Editor Dave Ferree
Place of publication USA
Publisher American Pomological Society
Collection year 2002
Language eng
Subject C1
300302 Plant Growth and Development
620201 Stone fruit
Abstract Data were collected in early ripening peach [Prunus persica (L.) Batsch] varieties trained to a vase system to determine if a relationship exists between fruit weight and shoot diameter. The experiment was conducted with 3 varieties at Gainesville, FL with detailed pruning and with 3 other varieties at Atapulgus, GA with minimum pruning. All the varieties were similar in fruit development period (FDP) and fruit size. The largest shoot diameter was generally found in the upper canopy in all varieties. There was no correlation between shoot diameter and fruit weight for 'TropicBeauty', 'TropicSnow' and 'UF2000' at Gainesville under detailed pruning. There was a significant (p = 0.01) correlation for 'Flordacrest' in the lower (r = 0.53) canopy and for 'White Robin' in both the upper (r = 0.38) and lower (r = 0.40) canopy at Attapulgus, GA under minimal pruning. In these situations, large stems were associated with large fruit. 'Delta', grown at Attapulgus with minimal pruning, showed no correlation between shoot diameter and fruit weight, probably because it is male sterile and produced large fruit due to a reduced crop load.
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Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
 
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