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Phenological growth stages of “Pero de Cehegín” (Malus domestica Borkh): Codification and description according to the BBCH scale
- Martínez, R., Legua, P., Martínez-Nicolás, J.J., Melgarejo, P.
- Scientia horticulturae 2019 v.246 pp. 826-834
- Malus domestica, apples, disease control, flowering, fruit maturity, fruiting, growers, leaf development, phenology
- Phenological stages of the “Pero de Cehegín” (Malus domestica Borkh) are described here according to the BBCH scale. Based on this general scale, the phenology of “Pero de Cehegín” showed 8 of the 10 main stages (0–9): bud development, leaf development, shoot development, inflorescence emergence, flowering, fruit development, fruit maturity and senescence. The correct identification of the phenological stages in plants is greatly important for the characterization of the variety, the management of the crop and the management of diseases and plagues as well. Thus, this study will provide knowledge and will help in the dissemination of knowledge of this peculiar apple variety among growers and scientists.