Vol. 9 No. 1
Variability in tree characters in F1 hybrids of peach (Prunus persica L.)
Author(s): Y. INDRANI DEVI , M. PREEMA DEVI AND S. S. ROY
Abstract: Tree girth, height, spread and volume were evaluated in 76 peach hybrids (produced by crossing cultivars July Elberta, Alton, J.H. Hale, Saharanpuri, Kanto-5 and Quetta with Kateroo) grown in India during 2006 and 2007. The greatest mean trunk girth (32.50 cm) was recorded for Kanto-5 × Kateroo. Quetta × Kateroo had the highest percentage of short (<2.70 m) and moderately tall (2.70-4.40 m) trees, whereas only Alton × Kateroo produced tall trees (>4.40 m). The average tree spread was lowest for Kanto-5 × Kateroo (1.80 m) and greatest for J.H. Hale × Keteroo (2.13 m). The greatest mean tree volume was registered for Kanto-5 × Keteroo (32.50 m3), whereas the lowest was recorded for Saharanpur × Kateroo (23.50 m3).
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