Flowering induction mini-research trial

Following on from the discussions on flowering at the November 2022 field visit to Lincoln, we’re keen to learn more about optimal timing and manner of pruning. The research would involve recording:

  • dates when you prune trees, to help us identify timing (a running log as you move through your orchard)
  • basic description of your style of pruning (topping vs removing outside growth)
  • sunshine and temperature at each timing point
  • extent and timing of flowering the following winter

We’d like as many members as possible to contribute, so we can also understand the effect of location and cultivars. If you’re interested in joining this project, please contact secretary@hazelnut-growers.org.nz.

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