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- Siboza, X. I., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Acta horticulturae 2018 no.1228 pp. 161-166
- Malus domestica; Mediterranean climate; apples; climatic factors; clones; dwarfing; fruit trees; fruits; growers; high density planting; industry; latitude; production costs; reproductive performance; rootstocks; soil
- ... South African apple growers utilise the vigorous M793, MM109 and M7 rootstocks due to the perception that dwarfing rootstock are poorly adapted to their harsh Mediterranean-type climate (32-34°S latitude). Also, apple trees express pronounced basal dominance under South African low chill conditions while soils are generally poor and extremely variable. Due to increasing production costs, variabili ...