Publication - Atlantic Canada - 'Honeycrisp' - Maintaining Tree Growth and Cropping Balance

Titre en anglais
Atlantic Canada - 'Honeycrisp' - Maintaining Tree Growth and Cropping Balance
Numéro de publication
10736E
Année de publication
2008
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Sujet(s)
Type
PDF électronique
Coût
Publication gratuite
Langue
Anglais
Région
Atlantique (NB, TNL, N-É, ÎPE)
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Disponible
Pages
1-6
ISBN
978-1-100-10479-9
Numéro de catalogue
A52-112/2008E-PDF
Sommaire en anglais
Apple production conditions in Atlantic Canada are proving to be ideal for growing Honeycrisp'.
However, with optimum growing conditions and good management, mature Honeycrisp'orchards have exhibited an extreme tendency
for over-cropping resulting in an alternate bearing cycle called biennial bearing. This is the tendency for a cultivar to cycle between a full (on)crop year and a minimal (off) crop year. In the one year, if left unmanaged, fruit are too small and have poor colour. In the off year there are only a few fruit and they may be too large.
So apple growers in this region are making a concerted effort to learn how to more efficiently manage this cultivar. The challenging production question is: What combination of management practices will promote optimum yield of high quality fruit annually?
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