Short- and long-term growth of navel orange fruit

  title={Short- and long-term growth of navel orange fruit},
  author={Rebecca Storey and Michael T. Treeby},
SummarySeasonal patterns of fruit development of young and mature `Bellamy' navel orange trees were measured from mid November to late July. Growth of whole fruit, expressed as fresh or dry weight, was best described by a fourparameter logistic curve (R2>0.99). The fresh weight growth curves of fruit from young and mature trees were not significantly different. Dry weights and fresh weights were linearly correlated (R2>0.99). The relationship between relative growth rate (RGR) of whole fruit… CONTINUE READING