Economic evaluation of sour cherry cultivars grown on own roots and grafted on Mahaleb rootstock
The study was carried out at the Institute of Agriculture, Kyustendil (Bulgaria). The aim was to compare economic indices of sour cherry production of the Heimanns Rubinweichsel, M-15 and Nefris cultivars grown on their own roots (trees obtained by in vitro propagation) with trees grafted on seedlings of the IK-M9 Mahaleb rootstock. The balance value, productivity and economic efficiency of these cultivars were evaluated. The analysis showed that the balance value per one hectare of the own-rooted trees was higher than that of the grafted ones. The gross production of trees grafted on IK-M9 was higher than that of the own-rooted. The differences were 60.8% for M-15, 98.9% for Nefris and 86.5% for Heimanns Rubinweichsel. The most suitable cultivar/rootstock combinations, from the economic point of view, were those of M-15 and Nefris, grafted on the IK-M9 rootstock.
Sotirov, D. and Krishkova, I. (2016). Economic evaluation of sour cherry cultivars grown on own roots and grafted on Mahaleb rootstock. Acta Hortic. 1139, 753-756
Prunus cerasus, balance value, gross production, rate of profitability