Canopy management in fig trees by rootstock usage

M. Jafari, M. Rahemi
To investigate the effects of rootstock on fig vegetative characteristics, scions of, the commercial cultivar 'Sabz' budded onto five clonal (Siah, Matti, Tusorkh, Dehdez, and Shah-anjir) and three hybrid seedling (C1, C7, and C8) rootstocks in two separate experiments under greenhouse conditions. Rootstock type had significant effects on length and diameter of growth, leaf area, lateral branch number, and relative water content (RWC) of scions under field capacity conditions. Dehdez and Tusorkh rootstocks produced no lateral branch on the scion. There was a correlation between RWC and length of growth that was very strong (96%) in seedling rootstocks. The effect of rootstock on scion leaf RWC was significant only in seedling rootstocks. Thus, growth amount and canopy shape will be manageable in fig trees by selecting a suitable rootstock.
Jafari, M. and Rahemi, M. (2021). Canopy management in fig trees by rootstock usage. Acta Hortic. 1310, 223-228
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2021.1310.34
rootstock, growth, Ficus

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