EVALUATION OF THE EFFECT OF ROOTSTOCKS ON SWEET CHERRY PRODUCTION IN THE FIRST YEARS AFTER PLANTING
In Poland there is great interest in the production of sweet cherry fruit. In spite of unpredictable climatic conditions (spring and winter frost) the growers have established new sweet cherry orchards. New cultivars and rootstocks must be tested in such climatic and soil conditions before application on a large scale. In this experiment sweet cherry trees were grown on Gisela 5, Northstar, Maxma 14 and Colt rootstocks in conditions of south Poland. Tree growth (trunk cross-sectional area), fruit yield, fruit quality (total soluble solids, titratable acidity) were evaluated. The first fruit crops were noted in fifth year of planting.
Dziedzic , E. and Małodobry, M. (2012). EVALUATION OF THE EFFECT OF ROOTSTOCKS ON SWEET CHERRY PRODUCTION IN THE FIRST YEARS AFTER PLANTING. Acta Hortic. 932, 255-260
Prunus avium, cherry rootstocks, yield, vigor growth, trunk cross-sectional area, fruit quality