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American Pomological Society

Volume 32 Number 2 Article 3 Pages: 31-37
Year 1978 Month 4
Title: Performance of Sweet Cherry Cultivars on Several Clonally-Propagated Understocks
Authors: R.L. Stebbins, J.R. Thienes and H.R. Cameron
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Abstract:
Clonal selections of Prunus avium L., Prunus mahaleb L., and P. avium x P. mahaleb (M x M) were compared during an 11-year period with mazzard seedling or mazzard F12/1 as understocks for Prunus avium cvs Napoleon, Bing, Lambert, Corum, Chinook, or Sam. There were no obviously incompatible combinations but certain stocks produced smaller trees than others. Trees on P. mahaleb 193701 and 163091 were slightly smaller at age 10 than controls, but the dif ference varied with site and cultivar. Trees on M x M 14 were 1/3 to 1/2 the size of controls after 11 years. Trees on OCR-2 were the same size as control trees but were more precocious. Trees on M x M 39, were dwarf and precocious but did not remain productive.

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