Hilgardia
Hilgardia
Hilgardia
University of California
Hilgardia

Report of long-term research on the avocado: Studies on alternate bearing, varieties, rootstock, propagation and storage by Division of Subtropical Horticulture

Author

Robert W. Hodgson

Author Affiliations

Robert W. Hodgson is Subtropical Horticulturist in the Experiment Station and Assistant Dean of the College of Agriculture, University of California College of Agriculture, Los Angeles.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 5(12):8-11. DOI:10.3733/ca.v005n12p8. December 1951.

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Abstract

Erratic bearing behavior and consequent low-average yield of the principal commercial variety of avocado–Fuerte– was noted by growers when the industry was young. It was a matter of general concern, for it was realized that higher yields and more regular production would be necessary to bring this new and strikingly different fruit within the purchasing power of the average consumer and thus permit the development of a commercial orchard industry in southern California.

Hodgson R. 1951. Report of long-term research on the avocado: Studies on alternate bearing, varieties, rootstock, propagation and storage by Division of Subtropical Horticulture. Hilgardia 5(12):8-11. DOI:10.3733/ca.v005n12p8
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