Demonstration sites

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Several demonstration trials, showing novel planting systems, have been established for peach and nectarine.  These trials potentially offer canopy management systems for mechanical pruning and mechanical harvesting.

Video: Palmette and Cordon Tree Demonstrations, Winter 2017

Video: Tree Trellis experiments for mechanical pruning (Introduction by Dr Dario Stefanelli)

Demonstration 1

This demonstration trial has vase shaped trees representing traditional grower practice.

Nectarinecv. Ice Princess
Planted winter 2014
Rootstock: Nemaguard
Vase tree training
1481 trees/ha

Time series video: Nectarine Ice Princess on Vase demonstration

Demonstrations 2 - 6

Video: Dr Mark O'Connell discusses the Cordon versus Palmette stonefruit demonstration site, January 2016

Peach tree trellis demonstrations to develop tree shaping for mechanical pruning using tree training methods, Palmette and Cordon.

Demonstration 2

Peach cv. O'Henry
Planted winter 2014
Rootstock: Nemaguard
Palmette tree training
926 trees/ha

Time series video: Peach O'Henry Palmette demonstration

Demonstration 3

Peach cv. O'Henry
Planted winter 2014
Rootstock: Nemaguard
Cordon tree training
926 trees/ha

Time series video: Peach O'Henry Cordon demonstration

Demonstration 4

Peach cv. Snow Flame 23
Planted winter 2014
Rootstock: Nemaguard
Palmette tree training
926 trees/ha

Time series video: Peach Snow Flame 23 Palmette demonstration

Demonstration 5

Peach cv. Snow Flame 25
Planted winter 2014
Rootstock: Nemaguard
Palmette tree training
926 trees/ha

Time series video: Peach Snow Flame 25 Palmette demonstration

Demonstration 6

Nectarinecv. August Bright
Planted winter 2014
Rootstock: Nemaguard
Palmette tree training
926 trees/ha

Time series video: Nectarine Autumn Bright Palmette demonstration

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