Summer defoliation effects on peach spring bud development

Couvillon, G.A.; Lloyd, D.A.I.I.

HortScience 13(1): 53-54


Peach trees, Washington, defoliated manually from mid-July to late September were observed the following spring. Trees defoliated before 29 August were delayed in flowering, whereas those defoliated after 29 August differed little from the control.