fruit bud


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fruit bud

[′früt ‚bəd]
(botany)
A fertilized flower bud that matures into a fruit.
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The funding will be used to conduct a feasibility study to determine if spraying cherry, apple and almond trees with calcium carbonate at leaf fall increases winter chill accumulation by reflecting heat from the fruit buds during the winter.
In order to discern the expression patterns of HPPK-DHPS gene in different tissues of seabuckthorn, total RNA from four different tissues like leaf, fruit bud and seed were extracted.
By observing the internal structure of the buds, it is possible to detect the differentiations in organs and weather they are fruit buds or leaf buds.
Cut back or remove any small lateral spurs and smaller branches that do not have any fruit buds on them and cut out any branches that have canker.
This also creates many more fruit buds and spurs than would normally be the case.
It covers a number of horticultural techniques that control growth, remove dead or diseased wood, and stimulate the formation of flowers and fruit buds.
Temperatures in northeastern Oregon plummeted from 60 degrees to the single digits during the mid-November freeze, damaging trees and harming fruit buds before they could become acclimated to the conditions.
This phenomenon played out last year in Wisconsin, where unseasonably warm temperatures prompted the tart cherry trees in the northeast part of the state to flower early, leaving the fruit buds open to damage from freezing winds in late March.
Leaf buds will regenerate in spring, but not fruit buds, which require two years' formation.
Some orchardists prefer to prune fruit trees now, since summer pruning encourages trees to set more flower and fruit buds and fewer leaf and branch buds.
Greedy birds love eating developing fruit buds and may rob you of your entire crop.