Double and Deep-Suture Fruits
DOUBLE AND DEEP-SUTURE FRUITS
Did you know that in peaches and nectarines, improper post-harvest irrigation in early-season varieties can lead to subsequent fruit-quality defects such as double and deep-suture fruits in the following season? During post-harvest, buds’ development and differentiation of flower parts occur. During this time, irrigation is crucial and water stress may lead to these defects. Therefore, it is important to continue regularly scheduled post-harvest irrigation. If any deficit irrigation practice is performed during this period, it is crucial to consistently monitor the trees’ water status to ensure they do not enter a condition of acute stress.