Vol 12 No 3 (2006)
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The role of pruning in the intensification of plum production

Published June 20, 2006
I. Gonda
plum, pruning, spacing and forms of training, performance of growth and yield
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Gonda, I. (2006). The role of pruning in the intensification of plum production. International Journal of Horticultural Science, 12(3), 83-86. https://doi.org/10.31421/IJHS/12/3/664

Abstract

In an orchard planted in the spring of 1997, four kinds of spacing have been applied (4.0 m x 1.5 m, 4.0 m x 2.0 m, 5.0 m x 2.5 in and 6.0 m x 3.0 m). Four cultivars (‘Cacanska lepotica', Stanley' ‘Bluefre' and ‘President') grafted on Myrobalan rootstock were studied in the experiment aimed to explore the performance of plums under different spacing and training conditions.

It could be stated that the trees grown on vigorous rootstock are prone to be cultivated much more intensely (smaller tree size, higher tree density) by the consequent use of green pruning technique. The most favourable economic combination (yield and labour costs) was found to be: 4.0 in x 2.0 in and 5.0 x 2.5 in (800-1200 tree/hectare), whereas the most adapted was the cultivar: 'Stanley'.

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