Role of key flowering genes in Prunus dwarfing rootstocks
Although Spain is placed as the third almond producing country worldwide after USA and Australia, planting design has recently made a drastic change towards high-density planting system using low vigour rootstocks. This represents an important challenge in order to understand how the trees develop and how different cultivars and rootstocks adapt to these modern planting systems. In this work, we carried out a phenotypic study by using several combinations of rootstock/scion in a commercial orchard. For phenotyping we monitored four traits in order to search for tree development: TCSA (Trunk Cross-Sectional Area), shoot length, number of flower buds and number of vegetative buds.
Arnal, N., Montesinos, A., Fernandez i Marti, A. and Rubio-Cabetas, M.J. (2018). Role of key flowering genes in Prunus dwarfing rootstocks. Acta Hortic. 1219, 133-136
almond, architecture, TCSA, vigour