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Loquat fruit growth follws a single sigmoid pattern.

Fecha de publicación:
1 de enero de 2002

Loquat fruit growth measured by increases of equatorial diameter adjusts to a logistic curve. By means of sequential measurements of tagged fruits of cultivar ‘Algerie’, curves were obtained that fit significantly to a single sigmoid model in unthinned as well as in heavily thinned trees. Equations defining growth pattern of fruits from thinned and from unthinned trees showed different slopes that reflect greater growth rates under thinning. By the contrary, small and large fruits within the same tree showed ...