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Asadolah Aslani Aslamarz, Kourosh Vahdati, Majid Rahemi, and Darab Hassani

with low chilling requirements growing in cold winter areas, the blooming happens too early because the chilling requirement is quickly satisfied ( Scorza and Okie, 1990 ). Furthermore, studies concerning chilling and heat requirements are thus of

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R. Paul Schreiner, Patricia A. Skinkis, and Amy J. Dreves

sample than the RIB method used earlier for shoots or leaves because of extra plant debris released during the blending step. The high numbers of grape rust mites found in buds at this site did not lead to significant stunting of shoots observed in the

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Skyler Simnitt, Tatiana Borisova, Dario Chavez, and Mercy Olmstead

productivity and risk of smaller fruit. At the same time, interviewees at three of the four farms indicated that they dedicate relatively large sections of acreage to early-season peach varieties. Two of them explained that they produce earlier ripening

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Cristian Moya, Eduardo Oyanedel, Gabriela Verdugo, M. Fernanda Flores, Miguel Urrestarazu, and Juan E. Álvaro

characteristics, growing conditions, ripening stage at harvest, and cultural management ( Arah et al., 2015 ; Dorais et al., 2001a , 2008 ; Erba et al., 2013 ; Iglesias et al., 2015 ; Leonardi et al., 2000 ; Passam et al., 2007 ; Urrestarazu et al., 2015

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Ignasi Iglesias and Simó Alegre

case, all the fruit was harvested in only one harvest on 11 Aug. Four complementary trees per replication were also marked and their fruit were picked in two harvests. The criteria established for this first early harvest (EU extra premium crop) on 3

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Molly Felts, Renee T. Threlfall, and Margaret L. Worthington

be defined by how the flesh is attached to the pit or endocarp; categorized as either freestone or clingstone. Cultivars also can be defined as semiclingstone or semifreestone, a trait particularly found in earlier-ripening cultivars; however, there

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Paul Vossen

contains a fairly high oil content when allowed to ripen into November. When harvested early and green, the oil is quite grassy, herbaceous, bitter, and pungent in character. Later harvested fruit produce oils that are very aromatic with a nice ripe olive

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A. Maaike Wubs, Yuntao Ma, Lia Hemerik, and Ep Heuvelink

each plot were used for destructive harvests. Guard plants were placed between plants used for destructive harvest and between the plots in the same row. In addition to the three blocks, there was an extra double row with six plots, each plot containing

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Sara Serra, Rachel Leisso, Luca Giordani, Lee Kalcsits, and Stefano Musacchi

fruit position on size, color and firmness of fruits in an extra-early cultivar of peach Sci. Hort. 142 128 135 Avery, D.J. 1975 Effects of fruits on photosynthetic efficiency, p. 110–112. In: H.C. Pereira (ed.). Climate and the orchard. CABI, Farnham

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Blair J. Sampson, Stephen J. Stringer, and Donna A. Marshall

absence of any cross-pollination; these berries were small, seedless, and ripened much later. This phenomenon of delayed fruit drop could very well vex the most diligent blueberry farm managers, because their early assessment of pollination may indicate no