Tomo Milošević

Faculty of Agronomy in Čačak, Serbia

Nebojša Milošević

Fruit Research Institute in Čačak, Serbia


The study was conducted in two successive years to examine the capacity of formation of sylleptic shoots in nursery trees of ‘Abbé Fétel’, ‘Conference’ and ‘Starking
Delicious’ pear cultivars grafted on quince MA and quince BA 29 rootstocks during the first year after bud grafting. Tree height, trunk diameter – 10 cm above the bud union and number of sylleptic shoots were measured at the end of each season. Tree height was measured from the ground level. The greatest number of sylleptic shoots was registered in ‘Abbé Fétel’ in both seasons, and the smallest in ‘Starking Delicious’. Tree height and tree diameter were highly significantly affected by cultivar in both years and by rootstock in 2008. The interactions between them did not significantly affect the examined parameters. The study showed that the early growth and syllepsis of pear nursery trees during the first year after bud-grafting were incomparably more affected by cultivar than by rootstock.


nursery trees, pear cultivar, correlation, sylleptic shoot, rootstock

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Tomo Milošević 
Faculty of Agronomy in Čačak, Serbia
Nebojša Milošević 
Fruit Research Institute in Čačak, Serbia



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