Apple shape changing possible with cytokinin and gibberellin sprays
G. C. Martin, University of California, Davis
D. S. Brown, University of California, Davis
M. M. Nelson, University of California, Davis
California Agriculture 24(4):14-14. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v024n04p14.
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Advertising has encouraged the consumer to buy elongated apples, although the shape of the apple has no bearing on its ultimate quality. The effectiveness of the advertising campaign has resulted in a premium price for elongated fruit. Several investigators in the past 50 years have attempted to explain why apples from some areas are more elongated than apples from other areas. Most investigators now believe that elongated fruit are produced in areas where temperatures are cool for about
George C. Martin is Associate Pomologist, University of California, Davis. D. S. Brown is Pomologist and Professor of Pomology, University of California, Davis. M. M. Nelson is Laboratory Technician, University of California, Davis.