Zahra Yazdani, Mehrdad Jafarpour, Majid Shams
Department of Horticultural Science, Agriculture and Natural Faculty, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran
Key words: Budding, Budding Take, Shoot Length, Sweet Cherry.
A study was done during the summer 2013 at Nursery in Isfahan, Iran. The native cultivar of sweet cherries (White and Black) was used as Scion and Mahaleb seedling were used as rootstock. The treatments consisted of three budding methods (T-budding, T with wood budding and Chip budding) at three different height (10-12, 20- 25 and 30-35 cm) above ground. The experiment was laid out in a split plot- randomized complete block design with three replications. Bud take rate, bud sprouting rate, bud shoot diameter and bud shoot length were determined as experimental parameters after budding. All budding methods were found to be suitable for sweet cherry propagation. However, the highest mean percent of bud take and sprouting rate were obtained from Black sweet cherry scion with T-budding with wood performed at 10-12cm above ground. The highest mean shoot diameter were obtained in both scions with chip budding at 20-25 cm above ground and the highest shoot length were obtained from Black sweet cherry scion with T-budding with wood performed at 10-12 cm above ground. Beside of these findings, we suggest to all gardener and graftman in order to produce and propagate the sweet cherry with use of Mahaleb rootstock, use the Black sweet cherry (cultivar Ghaheri) as scion with T with wood budding at 10-20 or 20-25 cm height.
Get the original articles in Source: Volume 6, Number 4, April 2015 – IJAAR
Published By: International Network for Natural Sciences