Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 8, Issue 3&4,2010
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Branch induction on apple (Malus domestica L.) nursery trees: Effects of Perlan (GA4+7+6BA) and pinching


Mustafa Bektaş 1, Nilda Ersoy 2*

Recieved Date: 2010-07-08, Accepted Date: 2010-10-28


In this research, one-year-old apple (Malus domestica L.) nursery trees of several cultivars (Galaxy Gala, Redchief, Scarlet Spur) on MM106 rootstock were used. Following treatments were applied to each cultivar: 1) pinching, 2) pinching+500 ppm Perlan, 3) 500 ppm Perlan (GA4+7+6BA). The sapling height, sapling diameter, branch number, branch angle, branch length and sapling quality were investigated, respectively. At the end of the research, sapling length, sapling diameter and branch number of Galaxy Gala cultivar were higher than in the other cultivars. Sapling length was similar at Red Chief and Scarlet Spur cultivars. In terms of Scarlet Spur sapling diameter and number of branches were higher than in Red Chief cultivar. There were no significant differences in branch angles and branch lengths. Perlan application to Galaxy Gala cultivar and pinching application to Scarlet Spur cultivar formed the largest branch angles.


Malus domestica L., apple, branch, nursery, growth, Perlan (GA4+7+6BA), pinching

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2010
Volume: 8
Issue: 3&4
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 651-654

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