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Suitability of peach and nectarine cultivars for organic production under pannonic climate conditions in Austria

Öhlinger, B.; Spornberger, A. and Keppel, H. (2008) Suitability of peach and nectarine cultivars for organic production under pannonic climate conditions in Austria. In: Boos, Markus (Ed.) Boos, Markus, (Hrsg.) Ecofruit - 13th International Conference on Cultivation Technique and Phytopathological Problems in Organic Fruit-Growing: Proceedings to the Conference from 18thFebruary to 20th February 2008 at Weinsberg/Germany, pp. 123-126.

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Summary

The suitability of nectarine and peach cultivars for organic production was examined
in a field experiment in the experimental orchard of the institute in Vienna. Therefore,
fifteen cultivars including Redhaven as standard cultivar were planted in 2003 and
cultivated organically.
Characteristics of the cultivars, such as blossom, growth, yield and susceptibility to
frost damage and diseases (Taphrina deformans and Monilinia ssp.) were examined.
Furthermore, fruit quality characteristics were checked in the laboratory.
The results of growth, yield, susceptibility to damages and diseases and fruit quality
showed significant differences among the cultivars. ‘Redhaven’, ‘Sweethaven’,
‘Redcal’, ‘Benedikte’ and ‘Mireille’ can be recommended for organic production
regarding the results of susceptibility of peach diseases. ‘Red Robin’, ‘Royal Glory’
and “Nectared 6’ can partly be recommended. ‘Weingartenpfirsich Eibesthal’,
‘Sunglo’, ‘Diamond Princess’, Early Devil’ and ‘Royal Gem’ seem to be unsuitable for
commercial organic production.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:peach, organic, cultivar, quality, Taphrina deformans
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2008: Ecofruit
Related Links:http://www.ecofruit.net
Deposited By: Tagung, Ecofruit
ID Code:13656
Deposited On:05 Aug 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:37
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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