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Effect of summer pruning on growth and fruiting of sweet cherry trees (Prunus avium L.)

Morgas, H.; Mika, A.; Grzyb, Z.S.

Journal of Fruit and Ornamental Plant Research 5(3/4): 103-109

1997


Accession: 003113508

Cherry trees of cultivars Merton Premier and Buttner's Red grafted on F 12/1 rootstock were planted at a spacing of 4.4 x 4.0 m in Skierniewice, Poland in 1990 and trained as a hedgerow with 6 main limbs on each tree. Summer pruning was performed from the third year onwards either in the last week of June, in the middle of July, or at the beginning of August, to restrict tree spread. Current growth that exceeded 30 cm in length was headed back above the 5th leaf (counting from the shoot base).

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