Effect of Rootstock on the Bark Thickness of Peach Scions1

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U. L. YadavaDivision of Agriculture, Fort Valley State College, Fort Valley, GA 31030

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S. L. DoudDivision of Agriculture, Fort Valley State College, Fort Valley, GA 31030

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Abstract

Trunk bark thickness of 6 peach clones was significantly affected by seedling root-stocks of peach (Prunus persica (L.) Batsch). Of the 7 rootstocks tested, Siberian C invariably induced the thickest bark in the scion while Lovell and Halford induced the thinnest scion bark. However, Siberian C grown as unbudded seedling trees did not produce thicker bark than the other rootstocks, similarly grown. The effect was not site- or cultivar-dependent.

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Received for publication May 13, 1978. This research was financially supported by the USDA/SEA/CR project # 701-15-04E of the Fort Valley State College. The cost of publishing this paper was defrayed in part by the payment of page charges. Under postal regulations, this paper must therefore be hereby marked advertisement solely to indicate this fact.

Research Scientists. The authors gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of the USDA/SEA/FR, S. E. Fruit & Tree Nut Res. Lab., Byron, GA 31008. Thanks are due to Mrs. Cynthia Andrews and Mr. Donnie McCrary for technical assistance.

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