Impact of foliar boron fertilization on nutrient uptake and fruit quality of tart cherry on an acidic sandy soil in Eastern Hungary

P. T. Nagy, Sz Persely, Z. Szabó, J. Nyéki

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Abstract

The aim of the experiment was to study the effects of foliar boron (B) application on nutrient uptake and fruit quality of tart cherry (Prunus cerasus L.). The examination was conducted during 2008-2009 on four mature popular Hungarian tart cherry cultivars 'Oblacsinszka', 'Érdi botermo', 'Újfehértói fürtös' and 'Petri' grown in Eastern Hungary on an acidic sandy soil with low B content. Trees were treated with B by foliar application (0.5% B). Foliar treatments were made in the spring at full bloom. Trees untreated with B served as a control. B sprays had no consistent effect on summer leaf B status, increasing leaf B in only two cultivars ('Oblacsinszka', 'Újfehértói fürtös'). Moreover, leaf B content was strongly influenced by cultivar. Also, treatments had inconsistent effects on internal fruit composition. Monosaccharides, vitamin C and organic acid contents of sour cherry were more strongly affected by cultivars than applied treatments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVI International Cherry Symposium
PublisherInternational Society for Horticultural Science
Pages347-352
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9789462610071
Publication statusPublished - Feb 15 2014

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
Volume1020
ISSN (Print)0567-7572

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Keywords

  • Boron fertilization
  • Fruit quality
  • Nutrient uptake
  • Prunus cerasus L.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Horticulture

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Nagy, P. T., Persely, S., Szabó, Z., & Nyéki, J. (2014). Impact of foliar boron fertilization on nutrient uptake and fruit quality of tart cherry on an acidic sandy soil in Eastern Hungary. In VI International Cherry Symposium (pp. 347-352). (Acta Horticulturae; Vol. 1020). International Society for Horticultural Science.