No. 16 (2005)
Articles

Correlations Between the Crown Sizes, Pruning Times and Fruit Quality of Sour Cherry Cultivars

Published December 6, 2005
Katalin Király
Debreceni Egyetem Agrártudományi Centrum, Mezőgazdaságtudományi Kar, Gyümölcstermesztési Tanszék, Debrecen
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APA

Király, K. (2005). Correlations Between the Crown Sizes, Pruning Times and Fruit Quality of Sour Cherry Cultivars. Acta Agraria Debreceniensis, (16), 90-94. https://doi.org/10.34101/actaagrar/16/3295

To increase the intensiveness of sour cherry production, i.e. the use of smaller trees, it is necessary to adopt growth-moderating techniques rather than using dwarfing rootstocks. Apart from the traditional technique of using rootstocks that support stronger growth, new or rarely-used techniques and methods must be adopted. Pruning should be carried out in the summer rather than in the winter, the optimal period being 1-3 weeks after harvest.
A combination of the increase in favourable exposure-time and smaller crown sizes make higher tree densities (tree/ha) and better utilisation of the crown (specific cropload) possible.
The systematic use of summer pruning leads to better quality fruit.

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