Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura
Print version ISSN 0100-2945
NAVA, Gilmar Antônio et al. Floral development and yield of 'granada' peach tree under different weather conditions. Rev. Bras. Frutic. [online]. 2011, vol.33, n.2, pp. 472-481. Epub June 17, 2011. ISSN 0100-2945. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-29452011005000065.
The peach cultivar Granada is showing low fruit set and irregularity of yield in major producing regions of peach fruit in Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil. This work aimed to compare the floral development and yield of 'Granada' peach tree in two regions with different climatic conditions. The orchards studied, in 2004 and 2005, are located in Charqueadas, in the Central Depression, and Canguçu, in the Southern State. The low yield and viability of pollen, associated to delay in the ovules development, mainly influenced by high temperatures during the pré-flowering and flowering, were the causes of low reproductive and productive performance of 'Granada' peach tree at Charqueadas in 2004 and at Canguçu in 2005.
Keywords : Prunus persica (L.) Batsch; temperature; pollen; ovule.