TESTING OF SWEET CHERRY CULTIVARS ON 'GISELA 5' ROOTSTOCK
Field evaluation of 12 sweet cherry cultivars grafted on Gisela 5 rootstock was conducted in the region of Macva (north-west of Serbia) during a four-year period (2008-2011). Standard cultivar for comparison was Van. Studies have included time of flowering and ripening, yield, fruit quality, and susceptibility to rain induced fruit cracking. Compared with the standard cultivar, significantly higher productivity was achieved in cultivar Regina, while larger fruit size was achieved in cultivars: Penny, Summit, Cristalina, Sunburst, Kordia, and Skeena. Cultivars Kordia, Cristalina, and Skeena had better fruit quality than the standard cultivar. Testing of fruit cracking susceptibility was done by using cracking index. The lowest values were found in the cultivars Chelan and Regina, while the highest values were found in cultivars Summer Sun and Skeena. Overall, the best results were shown by cultivars Regina and Kordia, which can be recommended for commercial cultivation in Serbia.
Milatović, D., Durović, D., Dorđević, B., Vulić, T. and Zec, G. (2013). TESTING OF SWEET CHERRY CULTIVARS ON 'GISELA 5' ROOTSTOCK. Acta Hortic. 981, 167-171
Prunus avium, flowering, yield, fruit quality, cracking index