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How long should the period for a successful pollination of sweet cherry be?

Acta Horticulturae (468): 615-619

How long should the period for a successful pollination of sweet cherry be?

Flowers of 6 sweet cherry (Prunus avium) cultivars on Colt (P. avium x P. pseudocerasus) rootstock were exposed to bees in a controlled manner in field experiments in 1990-94 at Piacenza, Italy. Before the beginning of anthesis, flowering branches were caged with bags to prevent visits by pollinators. Beginning from the onset of flowering of the earliest branch of each cultivar, 1-2 bags were removed each day to count the number of open flowers.

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