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Journal of Applied Horticulture. 2002: 4(2): 116-117

Effect of hand thinning stage on fruit size, colour and yield of Flordaprince peaches (Prunus persica Batsch)

Arora, N K; Channana, Y R; Raghbir Singh; Kaundal, G S

Department of Horticulture, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana - 141 004, India.

The effects thinning at different crop growth stages (at pink bud stage, at full bloom, at fruit set, and after 7, 14, 21, 28, 35 and 42 days of fruit set) on the fruit size, colour and yield of peach cv. Flordaprince were determined in a field experiment conducted in Ludhiana, Punjab, India during 1998-99. The fruit length, breadth and yield of peach were highest when thinning was carried out during the pink bud stage. Data are presented on the effects of thinning n the colour of the fruits.


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