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Weitzl, R; Steiner, T; Klumpp, RT; Spornberger, A.
(2019): Investigations to the development of young trees of Sorbus torminalis [L.] Crantz for fruit use
MITT KLOSTERNEUBURG. 2019; 69(4): 223-234.

This study analyses the juvenile development of newly planted trees of Sorbus torminalis [L.] CRANTZ) for fruit use, which were planted by an association in Lower Austria. Therefore, in May 2018, 94 trees from three different years of planting (2008, 2012, 2016) were assessed in six locations with a detailed data sheet. The data were statistically analysed. The trees' locations ranged from 211 to 450 m above sea level. The trees planted at higher grounds showed a reduced growth and vitality. Slightly inclined slopes (5-15 degrees) towards northwest, south, east and southwest resulted as the best planting areas for vitality. Eighty percent of the observed trees were growing on meadows and pastures. About one third of the trees were blooming, predominantly those which were grafted. Twenty percent of the planted trees died, most of them in the first years after planting.Due to our results, we can give some recommendations for the cultivation of Sorbus torminalis. Amongst other maintenance measures a periodic and professional pruning in the first years is recommended to obtain a vital tree.
Authors BOKU Wien:
Klumpp Raphael Thomas
Spornberger Andreas

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