PRODUCTIVITY AND QUALITY OF NASHI ON TATURA TRELLIS
Nashi trees cv. 'Nijisseiki' on P. calleryana D6 and trained on a low Tatura Trellis at 3 125 trees/ha produced 198–258 t/ha when 4 years old. Size of fruit depended on crop load. Trees which were thinned to 67 and 88 fruit/tree gave saleable packouts of 82 and 64% respectively. More than 111 fruit/tree resulted in a high proportion of small fruit and low packouts. Fruit size during the season was related to size at harvest and size was further boosted by heavy thinning. Leaf areas of at least 1000 cm2/fruit were required to size the fruit adequately.
van den Ende, B., Mitchell, P.D. and Jerie, P.H. (1989). PRODUCTIVITY AND QUALITY OF NASHI ON TATURA TRELLIS. Acta Hortic. 240, 105-108