Vol. 16 No. 3 (2010)

Articles

Training and maintaining spindle crowns in cherry production

Published May 10, 2010
Authors
B. Vaszily
Institute of Horticultural Science Centre of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering, University of Debrecen, Hungary, H-4032 Debrecen, Böszörményi Street 138.
, I. Gonda
Institute of Horticultural Science Centre of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering, University of Debrecen, Hungary, H-4032 Debrecen, Böszörményi Street 138.
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Keywords
free spindle crown slender spindle crown cherry pruning
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Vaszily, B., & Gonda, I. (2010). Training and maintaining spindle crowns in cherry production. International Journal of Horticultural Science, 16(3), 51–53. https://doi.org/10.31421/IJHS/16/3/896
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In cherry production all over the world, intensification of the technology is the main objective of research. Small crowns and high planting densities are aimed to attain high yields per hectare and easier harvesting. Rootstocks of reduced vigour for cherries are more difficult to find than in other fruit species, and the rejuvenation of fruiting structures by pruning is aggravated by the reduced vigour. Intensity of the technology ought to be achieved by a thoughtful application of the technological elements (timing of pruning by various intensity) moreover, by finding different policies for individual varieties. Sweet cherry varieties dominating the assortment proved to be very variable regarding their growing habits. In our experiment, we dealt with the slender spindle and free spindle forms, and how to train the trees to develop and to maintain the desirable form depending on the respective variety in order to achieve the right load of flower buds and yields repeatedly. In this paper, we examine the most important practical issues with the training and maintaining of the crowns of cherries with circular projection and central axis grafted on Prunus mahaleb rootstocks

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