Initial development at field of 'Aurora-1' peach trees budded on mume's clones and 'Okinawa' propagated by herbaceous cuttings

The present research had as objective to study the initial development at field of 'Aurora-1' peach trees budded on mume's (Prunus mume Sieb. et Zucc.) Clones 05, 10 and 15 and 'Okinawa' peach [Prunus persica (L.) Batsch] propagated by herbaceous cuttings. The experiment was conducted in a farm in Taiaçu, São Paulo State, Brazil, in Argissolo vermelho-amarelo soil under space 1,5m x 6,0m, with sub-cup irrigation. A randomized blocks design with four treatments (rootstocks) and five replications with three plants was adopted. After 23 months of transplant, was possible to conclude that: a) the rootstocks mume's Clones 05, 10 and 15 and 'Okinawa' peach didn't influence the vigor of 'Aurora-1' peach trees; b) the mume's Clone 05 antecipate the full blossom of 'Aurora-1', in relation to plants budded on 'Okinawa'; c) the evaluated rootstocks didn't influence the fruits number by plant and sprout of 'Aurora-1' peach tree; d) incompatibility symptoms were not observed among the mume's Clones 05, 10 and 15 and 'Okinawa' propagated by herbaceous cuttings with 'Aurora-1' peach.

interespecific bud; stone fruits; rootstock; Rosaceae


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