Gibberellic acid reduces cling peach flower buds
AuthorsL. C. Brown
J. C. Crane
J. A. Beutel
Authors AffiliationsLyndon C. Brown is Farm Advisor, Kings County; Julian C. Crane is Professor of Pomology, University of California, Davis; James A. Beutel is Extension Pomologist, University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 22(3):7-8. DOI:10.3733/ca.v022n03p7. March 1968.
Flower bud formation in various Prunus species can be curtailed or completely prevented with use of gibberellic acid—depending upon the concentration used. Many of the important tree fruit crops grown in California, including peach, plum, cherry, and apricot belong to this genus. These trials indicated that gibberellic acid sprays may be useful in reducing or eliminating hand thinning and in controlling crop levels in cling peaches.
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