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American Pomological Society

Volume 31 Number 1 Article 5 Pages: 11-12
Year 1977 Month 1
Title: Floral Initiations in Young Trees of 'Golden Delicious' Apple and 'Bartlett' Pear under Greenhouse Conditions
Authors: C.B.S Rajput and B.J.E. Teskey
Apple and pear trees bear two types of shoots, namely, short and long, a study of which is important from the point of view of floral initiation '3). The short shoots 'spurs or branchy-blasts) grow for 3-5 weeks after bud burst solely by extension of internodes already formed in the resting bud, whereas long shoots (mesoblasts) are those in which shoot apex during growth initiates new internodes and leaf primordia.

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