Investigation of seedlings of beach plum and selection of superior individuals
Based on an investigation of the main growth and fruiting characters of 445 6-year-old seedlings of beach plum, it was found that most seedlings grew poorly. The average canopy volume, average fruit number per canopy ground area and average value of a comprehensive parameter were 1.71±1.66 m3, 115.49±127.40 fruit m‑2 and 12.71±11.23, and the coefficients of variation were 97, 110 and 88%, respectively. According to statistical analysis of the results, 20 excellent individuals were preliminarily screened for further evaluation. In addition, there were six individuals with higher growth, eight individuals with larger fruit and 16 individuals with better values of the comprehensive parameter.
Wu, W.L., Yang, H.Y., Wang, X.M. and Li, W.L. (2016). Investigation of seedlings of beach plum and selection of superior individuals. Acta Hortic. 1127, 505-512
beach plum (Prunus maritima Marshall), seedlings, superior tree selection