Vascular tissues development of citrus fruit peduncle is promoted by synthetic auxins

@article{Mesejo2004VascularTD,
  title={Vascular tissues development of citrus fruit peduncle is promoted by synthetic auxins},
  author={Carlos Mesejo and Amparo Mart{\'i}nez-Fuentes and Mariano Juan and Vicente Diago Almela and Manuel Agust{\'i}},
  journal={Plant Growth Regulation},
  year={2004},
  volume={39},
  pages={131-135}
}
The application of synthetic auxins to entire trees of'Okitsu' Satsuma and 'Fortune' mandarins significantlyincreases fruit peduncle diameter. This effect is partially due to the increaseof fruit size promoted by the auxins, but is also due to a direct effect of thesynthetic auxins promoting the development of peduncle vascular tissues. Bothxylem and phloem development is affected by the auxins. This direct effect hasbeen shown by applying the auxins locally to the fruit or to the peduncle.