THE INFLUENCE OF GROWTH REGULATORS ON FRUIT DEVELOPMENT OF SWEET CHERRY
SADH treatments strongly increased the colouring of cherry fruits and reduced the uneven ripening; the sugar content and fruit development were also stimulated, though to a lesser extent than anthocyanin synthesis. Treatments also increased the ratio of weight of fruit pulp to stone by 10–20%. The treated fruits were heavier, longer, broader and thicker than the controls, but the dimensions of the stones did not change. The ratios length/thickness, length/breadth and thickness/breadth of fruits and stones were not affected, but the coefficient of correlation between the different fruit dimensions was slightly reduced.
Schumacher, R. (1973). THE INFLUENCE OF GROWTH REGULATORS ON FRUIT DEVELOPMENT OF SWEET CHERRY. Acta Hortic. 34, 317-320