Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Fruit maturity of Washington navel orange trees as influenced by density

Authors

S. B. Boswell
C.D. McCarty
D. A. Cole

Authors Affiliations

S. B. Boswell is Specialist, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California at Riverside; C. D. McCarty is Horticulture Technologist, Cooperative Extension, University of California at Riverside; D. A. Cole is Staff Research Associate, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California at Riverside.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 29(6):3-3. DOI:10.3733/ca.v029n06p3. June 1975.

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Abstract

Earliness of fruit maturity is influenced to some extent by tree density. Data on fruit maturity taken during two successive years from close and widely spaced Washington Navel orange trees on Troyer citrange root-stock showed that maturity, as expressed by the solids/acid ratio, was reached earlier by fruit from widely spaced trees, than from trees which were more closely spaced. Rind color also developed sooner and was more intense in fruit from widely spaced trees.
Boswell S, McCarty C, Cole D. 1975. Fruit maturity of Washington navel orange trees as influenced by density. Hilgardia 29(6):3-3. DOI:10.3733/ca.v029n06p3
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