Vol. 17 No. 1-2 (2011)
Articles

New sweet cherry cultivars in intensive plantings

Published March 15, 2011
Z. Szabó
University of Debrecen Centre for Agricultural and Applied Economic Sciences, H-4032 Debrecen, Böszörményi út 138., Hungary
E. Farkas
Alma 2000 Ltd., 8911 Nagykutas, Almasétány 1., Hungary
M. Soltész
Collage of Kecskemét, Faculty of Horticulture, H-6000 Kecskemét, Erdei Ferenc tér 1–3.
Cs. Fieszl
University of Debrecen Centre for Agricultural and Applied Economic Sciences, H-4032 Debrecen, Böszörményi út 138., Hungary
G. Balázs
University of Debrecen Centre for Agricultural and Applied Economic Sciences, H-4032 Debrecen, Böszörményi út 138., Hungary
J. Nyéki
University of Debrecen Centre for Agricultural and Applied Economic Sciences, H-4032 Debrecen, Böszörményi út 138., Hungary
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Szabó, Z., Farkas, E., Soltész, M., Fieszl, C., Balázs, G., & Nyéki, J. (2011). New sweet cherry cultivars in intensive plantings. International Journal of Horticultural Science, 17(1-2), 13-16. https://doi.org/10.31421/IJHS/17/1-2./937

The study took place in the largest sweet cherry plantation in West Hungary. The purpose has been the identification of those varieties, which will be suitable for intense cultivation, early fruiting and excellent fruit quality, moreover, the selection of the optimal phytotechnical procedures. At the same time, scion-rootstock combinations have been tested also from the point of view of growing intensity and fruiting in high-density plantation. The dense planting is induced to start fruiting early and yield regularly by special methods.Yielding was stimulated by maintaining the balance of vegetative-generative growth by binding the shoots, by summer pruning, by cuts on the trunk and root pruning. Best experiences have been found in yield and quality in the following varieties: Canada Giant, Carmen, Firm Red, Giant Red, Katalin, Kordia, Regina. Dense planting has been feasible also on vigorous rootstock, like P. mahaleb. Dwarfing rootstocks like P-HL-A, Gisela 6, accelerate the formation of flower buds and yielding earlier with fruits of adequate size. ‘Firm Red’ and ‘Giant Red’ excelled with their large fruit (>27 mm diameter) in all combinations, thus being promising under Hungarian conditions.

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