Effect of crop load on fruiting and leaf photosynthesis of 'Braeburn'/M.26 apple trees.

  title={Effect of crop load on fruiting and leaf photosynthesis of 'Braeburn'/M.26 apple trees.},
  author={J. W. Palmer and R. Giuliani and H. M. Adams},
  journal={Tree physiology},
  volume={17 11},
  • J. W. Palmer, R. Giuliani, H. M. Adams
  • Published 1997
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Tree physiology
  • Four-year-old apple (Malus x domestica Borkh.) trees cv. 'Braeburn' on M.26 rootstock were thinned at full bloom to establish six crop loads ranging from a heavy crop to a deflowered treatment. At harvest, mean yield per tree varied from 0 to 38 kg and mean fruit weight ranged from 225 g in the heaviest cropping treatment to 385 g in the lightest cropping treatment. Light cropping resulted in a significant advance in fruit maturity as indicated by background color, starch/iodine score and… CONTINUE READING
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