Volume 44 Number 3 Article 14 Pages: 169-172
Year 1990 Month 7
Title: The Interaction Between Fruit Size and Yield in Sweet Cherry
Author: E.L. Proebsting
The size of 'Bing' cherries is negatively related
to yield where leaf area is relatively constant.
Data from three years with light, moderate, and
heavy yields and six pruning treatments of
varying severity produced a regression line
where y=9.7-0.0062x with r=-.95 where y=grams per cherry, x=kg per tree.
area was relatively constant, this relationship
demonstrates the effect of L:F ratio on fruit
Cherry cultivar evaluation can be improved
by recognizing this relationship.
estimates of L:F, plotted against fruit size,
separated cultivars that produced large fruit
with heavy yields from those that did not.
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