GROWTH AND FRUITING OF SOME SWEET CHERRY CULTIVARS ON SL64 ROOTSTOCK IN THE SOUTH-EASTERN PART OF ROMANIA
Lately, more and more farmers in Romania in order to establish new planta-tions are turning to the latest creations of cherry cultivars and rootstocks of foreign origin. Even if their performances are very good in some areas of origin, and Romania has a wide area with suitability for cherry culture, there are significant differences between expectations and results to growers. For knowledge improvement about the behaviour of older and newer cultivars of cherry, in the south east area of Romania in terms of precocity, phenology, growth and fructification capacity has been studied a total of six cultivars of cherry grafted onto SL64 rootstock. The trees were of Italian origin and the cultivars tested were Bigarreau Moreau, Bigarreau Burlat, Van, Adriana, Sweet Heart and Giorgia. The training system of trees is free palmette and the experimental plot is equipped with trellis support system. Trees are planted at a distance of 5 x 4 m. The data obtained so far indicated Sweet Heart and Adriana with the smallest vigour of trees. The first fruits were obtained from the cultivars B. Moreau and B. Burlat, and the biggest fruits belonged to Georgia and Sweet Heart cultivars. Van cultivar had the highest production per tree.
Asanica, A., Ion, L., Paun, C. and Popa, A. (2013). GROWTH AND FRUITING OF SOME SWEET CHERRY CULTIVARS ON SL64 ROOTSTOCK IN THE SOUTH-EASTERN PART OF ROMANIA. Acta Hortic. 981, 269-274
Prunus avium L., Prunus mahaleb L., vigour, yield, precocity, phenology