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Fruit Varieties Journal
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American Pomological Society

Volume 35 Number 4 Article 5 Pages: 134-136
Year 1981 Month 10
Title: Lenticel Origin on Golden Delicious Apple Fruits
Authors: M.A. Shaheen, N.W. Miles and G.L. Kreitner
Lenticel development on fruits of Yellowspur, Smoothee, and standard Golden Delicious apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) was studied by light microscope examination. Samples were randomly collected at periodic intervals from 6 days before to 55 days after an thesis. Samples for anatomical study were taken from the cheek of the fruit.

The results show that the lenticel formed from the stomatal trace. First evidence of the stomatal trace was obtained at 6 days after anthesis. The transition from stomata to lenticels was completed by 55 days after anthesis.

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