Effects of 2002-2003 Winter Freezes on '0900 Ziraat' Sweet Cherry in Turkey

Sarisu H. C. , Kaymak S., Askin M. A.

5th International Cherry Symposium, Bursa, Türkiye, 6 - 10 Haziran 2005, ss.695-697 identifier identifier

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  • Basıldığı Şehir: Bursa
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.695-697


Low winter and spring temperatures often can injure fruit buds of sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) trees. In some of the major export-oriented production regions of Turkey, temperatures dropped below -15 degrees C in late December 2002 for similar to 10 to 44 h. As a result, cold injury to flower buds ranged from 34% in Konya to 40% in Isparta to 61% in Afyon.