Summer pruning effect on tree growth and fruit production of persimmon

  title={Summer pruning effect on tree growth and fruit production of persimmon},
  author={S. M. Kang and D. S. Park and S. T. Choi and Kwangpyo Hong},
  journal={Advances in horticultural science},
This paper reviews the effect of summer pruning in persimmon (Diospyros kaki Thunb.) with regard to its positive and negative aspects on tree growth and fruit production. In order for this practice to be of a significant value, a clear understanding is needed to appreciate the fact that so many variables are involved and much remains to be substantiated. Major reasons for summer pruning of persimmon are to improve fruit quality by enhancing light penetration into the tree canopy and to restrict… 

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