Normal fruit set is up; shotberries are down: Topical application of ‘Sevillano’ pollen to ‘Manzanillo’ olive proves effective
AuthorsG. Steven Sibbett
Mark W. Freeman
Vito S. Polito
Authors AffiliationsG. S. Sibbett is Farm Advisor, Tulare County; M. W. Freeman is Farm Advisor, Fresno County; L. Ferguson is Extension Pomologist, UC Kearney Agricultural Center; V. S. Polito is Professor, Department of Pomology, UC Davis.
Hilgardia 46(3):21-23. DOI:10.3733/ca.v046n03p21. May 1992.
Topically applied 'Sevillano' olive pollen increased the percentage of normal fruit set and reduced incidence of worthless shotberry 'Manzanillo' olives. Applications were effective up to 90 feet from the pollen source.
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