THE INFLUENCE OF INTERSTOCKS ON THE GROWTH AND YIELD OF ITALIAN PRUNE CULTIVAR
Trees without and with interstocks came into bearing in the third year after planting. Interstock from Brompton rootstock had a beneficial influence on the yield. In the second year after planting trees with this interstock gave almost 100% higher yield compare to the control, and in the third year 40 percent higher. Other interstocks had no beneficial influence on the yield of trees.
Some of the interstocks like Brompton, Broadleaved Mussel, Common Mussel and partly Skorospielka modified length of pistils and stamen and this way influenced indirectly flower pollination and fruit set.