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Journal of the American Pomological Society
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American Pomological Society

Volume 59 Number 1 Article 8 Pages: 57-61
Year 2005 Month 1
Title: Evaluation of Peach and Nectarine Cultivars in Northern Greece
Authors: C. Tsipouridia, T. Thomidis, I. Therios and D. Stylianides
Peach and nectarine cultivars, grafted on the peach-almond rootstock GF677, were evaluated for productivity, fruit quality, susceptibility to Plum pox virus (PPV), mineral absorption efficiency and trunk diameter. Generally, the cultivars Nectaross, Redhaven and Tasty Free could be suggested as the best to be cultivated in northern Greece. These cultivars bloom late in March escaping from early spring frost. In addition, they arc productive with quite good fruit quality and show good compatibility with the rootstock GF677. 'Nectaross' snowed low tolerance to PPV, in contrast to 'Redhaven' and Tasty Free' which were tolerant.

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