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Clarifying the effects of dwarfing rootstock on vegetative and reproductive growth during tree development: a study on apple trees.

Authors
  • Costes, E
  • García-Villanueva, E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of botany
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2007
Volume
100
Issue
2
Pages
347–357
Identifiers
PMID: 17652339
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

These results confirm that the number of long shoots and flowering potential depend on the cultivar. They indicate that tree architectural plasticity in response to its root system mainly derives from the number of medium shoots developed and follows priorities within the whole tree axis population. There was also evidence for dwarfing rootstock involvement in adjusting the flowering abundance and that differences in flowering occurrence take precedence over those regarding vegetative growth during tree development.

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