FROST DAMAGE ON KIWIFRUIT IN IRAN

Y. Ebrahimi , H. Jorshari, K. Lashtneshaii , K. Homam
Because of freezing damage to citrus orchards in northern Iran, different subtropical fruit trees were evaluated at the Ramsar Citrus Experimental Station during 1962-1974 and kiwifruit was selected in 1974 as a very cold-hardy alternative to citrus in the Caspian Sea Region of Iran wherever environmental conditions are suitable for kiwifruit growing. In January 2007, in Lakan, Rasht (Guilan Province) a very heavy snow fall followed by a destructive freeze (-14°C) killed 50 ha five-year-old kiwifruit vines down to the soil surface. This paper describes this very destructive frost and the results which were obtained.
Ebrahimi , Y., Jorshari, H., Lashtneshaii , K. and Homam, K. (2011). FROST DAMAGE ON KIWIFRUIT IN IRAN. Acta Hortic. 913, 315-320
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2011.913.41
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2011.913.41
freeze damage, freeze injury, frost injury, snow
English

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