Young fruits pull so hard, flowers above abort : developing fruits function too strongly as sink

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Abstract

Sweet peppers arrive in waves. New fruits lure so many assimilates towards them that the flowers above them abort. This article provides various suggestions about how to flatten out the peaks and troughs. In the long term, breeding can also play an important role.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-17
JournalIn Greenhouses : the international magazine for greenhouse growers
Volume5
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2016

Keywords

  • horticulture
  • greenhouse horticulture
  • capsicum
  • crop growth stage
  • maturity stage
  • auxins
  • crop production
  • parthenocarpy

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