Topworking avocado varieties: Evaluation of more satisfactory varieties at Riverside obtained sooner by topworking than by planting new trees
M. M. Winslow, University of California
Marvin P. Miller, University of California
Julius Enderud, University of California
California Agriculture 9(12):9-10. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v009n12p9.
M. M. Winslow is Senior Administrative Assistant, University of California, Riverside. Marvin P. Miller is Farm Advisor, Riverside County, University of California. Julius Enderud is Senior Laboratory Technician, University of California, Riverside.
Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows:
Topworking — or topgrafting — to change varieties found unsatisfactory for growing in the avocado orchard at Riverside is used instead of planting a new young tree because a topworked tree comes into production several years sooner and the quality and performance of a new variety can therefore be evaluated earlier. Topworked trees have ranged in age from six to 10 years.
The above progress report is based on Research Project No. 1434.