Dynamics of fruit growth in 'Conference' pear as affected by root pruning, irrigation, and climatic conditions

F.M. Maas

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    In 2002, daily fluctuations in trunk diameter and fruit diameter on ‘Conference’ pear trees were measured with linear voltage displacement transducers. On an average sunny day in July, trunk diameter started to decrease around 10 a.m. when air temperature increased. This continued until 8 p.m. when air temperature started to decline. Fruit diameter growth of ‘Conference’ ceased as soon as trunk diameter started to decrease and resumed immediately after trunk diameter started to increase. When fruit growth took place, the rate of diameter increase was fairly constant and was ~ 0.04 mm/h. Root pruning without irrigation significantly affected tree growth but not fruit growth. Fruit size increase was almost linear from early May up to harvest at the beginning of September and averaged 3.9 mm/week. Relationships between fruit growth, climatic condition, soil water availability and cultural practices are discussed
    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationISHS VIII International Symposium on Canopy, Rootstocks and Environmental Physiology in Orchard Systems
    EditorsK. Hrotkó
    Place of PublicationLeuven
    PublisherISHS
    Pages555-563
    Volume732
    ISBN (Print)9789066051287
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventISHS VIII International Symposium on Canopy, Rootstocks and Environmental Physiology in Orchard Systems -
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    ConferenceISHS VIII International Symposium on Canopy, Rootstocks and Environmental Physiology in Orchard Systems
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    pruning
    pears
    irrigation
    fruits
    tree trunk
    air temperature
    plant available water
    plant cultural practices
    tree growth

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    Maas, F. M. (2007). Dynamics of fruit growth in 'Conference' pear as affected by root pruning, irrigation, and climatic conditions. In K. Hrotkó (Ed.), ISHS VIII International Symposium on Canopy, Rootstocks and Environmental Physiology in Orchard Systems (Vol. 732, pp. 555-563). Leuven: ISHS. https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2007.732.83
    Maas, F.M. / Dynamics of fruit growth in 'Conference' pear as affected by root pruning, irrigation, and climatic conditions. ISHS VIII International Symposium on Canopy, Rootstocks and Environmental Physiology in Orchard Systems. editor / K. Hrotkó. Vol. 732 Leuven : ISHS, 2007. pp. 555-563
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    ISHS VIII International Symposium on Canopy, Rootstocks and Environmental Physiology in Orchard Systems. ed. / K. Hrotkó. Vol. 732 Leuven : ISHS, 2007. p. 555-563.

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    Maas FM. Dynamics of fruit growth in 'Conference' pear as affected by root pruning, irrigation, and climatic conditions. In Hrotkó K, editor, ISHS VIII International Symposium on Canopy, Rootstocks and Environmental Physiology in Orchard Systems. Vol. 732. Leuven: ISHS. 2007. p. 555-563 https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2007.732.83