Growth performance of Japanese persimmon 'Fuyu' grafted on different dwarfing rootstocks and relationship between canopy volume and shoot length

H. Yakushiji, Y. Koshita, A. Azuma, Y. Tsuchida, T. Asakura, K. Morinaga

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Abstract

We compared the genuine growth performance of Japanese persimmon (Diospyros kaki Thunb. 'Fuyu') grafted on three dwarfing rootstocks (No. 3, S22, and D. rhombifolia) with that of 'Fuyu' on conventional seedling rootstock (D. kaki 'Ao-gaki') as a control. To eliminate the influence of pruning and fruit bearing on vegetative growth of the trees, we left all trees unpruned, and thinned all flower buds by hand each year. After 6 years' growth, tree height, canopy volume, and total shoot length were largest in the control trees. Trees grafted on D. rhombifolia rootstock were the most dwarfed, but their total shoot length and number of shoots were very low. The tree height and canopy volume of trees on No. 3 were 78% and 50%, respectively, of the control. Trees on S22 showed similar semi-dwarfing effects. The canopy volumes of all trees were positively and linearly related to the total shoot length, number of shoots, and trunk cross-sectional area of the scion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Symposium on Enhancing Economic and Environmental Sustainability of Fruit Production in a Global Economy
PublisherInternational Society for Horticultural Science
Pages385-388
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9789066055315
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2008
EventInternational Symposium on Enhancing Economic and Environmental Sustainability of Fruit Production in a Global Economy - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Aug 13 2006Aug 19 2006

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
Volume772
ISSN (Print)0567-7572

Other

OtherInternational Symposium on Enhancing Economic and Environmental Sustainability of Fruit Production in a Global Economy
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period8/13/068/19/06

Keywords

  • D. rhombifolia
  • Diospyros kaki
  • Dwarf
  • TCA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Horticulture

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    Yakushiji, H., Koshita, Y., Azuma, A., Tsuchida, Y., Asakura, T., & Morinaga, K. (2008). Growth performance of Japanese persimmon 'Fuyu' grafted on different dwarfing rootstocks and relationship between canopy volume and shoot length. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Enhancing Economic and Environmental Sustainability of Fruit Production in a Global Economy (pp. 385-388). (Acta Horticulturae; Vol. 772). International Society for Horticultural Science. https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2008.772.66