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Estimation of growth and yield of sour cherry Kelleris 16 and Schattenmorelle cultivars on the basis of biometric characteristics of trees

Krystyna Ostrowska, Piotr Chełpiński

Department of Pomology
Agricultural University
Janosika 8, 71-424 Szczecin, Poland

In 1986-1989 the growth and yield of two cultivars of young sour cherry trees, Kelleris 16 and Schattenmorelle, were examined in the region of Western Pomerania. The aim of the experiment was to discover the relationship between the yield and the cross-section area of the trunk and primary branches, the number of one-year shoots and their total and mean length.

The results show that there is a relationship between the yield and trunk cross-section area in the case of Schattenmorelle and also between the yield and the number of annual growth in that of both cultivars. The trunk cross-section area and the total cross-section area of primary branches are closely related to one another. Furthermore, a relation between the number of one-year shoots and their total length was found.

Ostrowska K., Chełpiński P., 1994. Estimation of growth and yield of sour cherry Kelleris 16 and Schattenmorelle cultivars on the basis of biometric characteristics of trees. Folia Horticulturae VI/2: 71-78.