Sweet Cherry (Prunus avium L.) and Peach (Prunus persica L.) Phenological Growth Stages According to BBCH Scale

Tabita Teodora LISANDRU, Adrian FUSTOS, Viorel MITRE, Adelina DUMITRAS

Abstract


The study present the detail descriptions of the stages of stone fruits growth, Prunus avium and Prunus persica, according to the BBCH scale. Phenological data were collected from 4 years old trees of P.avium and P. persica. The development stage of each organ was recorded during two growing seasons (2015-2016). Photographs of each stage were taken to illustrate the phenological growth stages. An accurate understanding of these stages is important for the correct timing of orchard management, as well as for disease and pest management, irrigation, flower thinning, fertilizer effectiveness etc.


Keywords


BBCH scale, stone fruits, phenology

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-hort:12361


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