Volume 2, Issue 6 (3-2013)                   2013, 2(6): 33-41 | Back to browse issues page

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Citrus Res. Inst., Ramsar, Iran. , adoulibabak@yahoo.com
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Winter pruning of kiwifruit has significant effect on yield and quality of fruits. But many growers do not follow a correct pattern for this practice. To determine the effect of this pruning on performance and introducing the appropriate method to do the pruning, a two-year project was carried out as a RCBD with two factors [number of canes per leader (6, 8, 10 and 12) and number of left buds for each cane (6, 12 and 18)] with three replications and two vines of Hayward cultivar for each replication of each treatment. For pollination of the flowers, Tomuri variety was planted with 1: 8 ratio with Hayward cultivar. Obtained results showed that both factors had significant effects on yield and fruit size. The best fruits were produced by vines that had 10 or 12 canes per leader and 12 buds on each cane. By these treatments, the yield was improved approximately 5 t/ha more than local orchards. Quality of the fruits was not affected by the studied factors.
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