Growth regulators on apricots: Tests with several regulators indicate 2,4,5-T is best for increasing size, hastening maturity, controlling fruit drop
Julian C. Crane, University of California
California Agriculture 10(4):7-16. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v010n04p7.
Julian C. Crane is Associate Professor of Pomology, University of California, Davis.
Abstract Not Available – First paragraph follows:
A single spray of 2,4,5-T—2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid—applied to apricot trees at the beginning of pit hardening increased fruit size as much as 47%, hastened maturity, practically eliminated preharvest fruit drop, and, under certain conditions, gave a red blush to the fruit.