Winter Rainfall Reduces Rest Period of Apple and Pear1

in Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science
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M. N. WestwoodDepartment of Horticulture, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331

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H. O. BjornstadDepartment of Horticulture, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331

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Abstract

Repeated winter rain or water soaking in the laboratory reduced the time required for breaking winter rest of ‘Bartlett’ pear (Pyrus communis L.) and ‘Starkrimson’ apple (Malus domestica Borkh.). Possibly a water soluble inhibitor is leached from the buds.

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Received for publication May 26, 1977. Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Paper No. 4564.

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