budbreak


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budbreak

[′bəd‚brāk]
(botany)
Initiation of growth from a bud.
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Walnuts may be an option given that budbreak typically occurs in late April.
With regard to the early budbreak of the blackberry plants in the first production cycle (2009/10), the Comanche cultivar was the first to enter the budbreak stage.
In 27-yr-old black alder and Scots pine plantations, seven short-root characteristics were estimated before budbreak (April), in mid-summer (June-July), and after fall (November) to study seasonal dynamics of root parameters.
In Malus domestica, temperatures 5[degrees] to 10[degrees]C higher than the optimal chilling temperatures for breaking bud dormancy accelerated processes leading to budbreak if they occurred after a significant portion of the chilling requirement had been received (Young, 1992).
Growing degree days also can be used as an indicator of the timing, independent of the calendar, of phenological events including dates of budbreak, bloom, veraison (onset of berry ripening) and harvest.
Contracts specify growing conditions at ever stage, from budbreak to harvest to dormancy in order to ensure top quality, said Rich Wheeler, vice president for Vineyards and Grower Contracts.
Phenological records including dates of budbreak, bloom, veraison (onset of berry ripening) and harvest are provided by growers in the annual survey.
The gelatin silver prints were executed between 1959-62 and printed in 1964, and collectively represent the wine process from the early budbreak on the vine to the final product in the glass; a unique document by one of the last century's greatest artists.
Mild winters and early budbreak in spring give this vineyard an extended growing season.
Because of a fairly mild winter and a normal budbreak, Fowler said early predictions for northern California vineyards in general were for a larger harvest, unlike the preceding two vintages.
Chardonnay is typically the first varietal out of the gate at budbreak," said Smithyman.
He noted that the earliness of the harvest began with the warm, dry soils the end of February which resulted in budbreak occurring a whole month early, followed by bloom early in May.