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The effect of temperature, photosynthetic photon flux density, and photoperiod on the vegetative growth and flowering of 'Autumn Bliss' raspberry

Carew, J. G., Mahmood, K., Darby, J., Hadley, P. and Battey, N. H. (2003) The effect of temperature, photosynthetic photon flux density, and photoperiod on the vegetative growth and flowering of 'Autumn Bliss' raspberry. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science, 128 (3). pp. 291-296. ISSN 0003-1062

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Abstract/Summary

The effects of temperature, photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD) and photoperiod on vegetative growth and flowering of the raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) 'Autumn Bliss' were investigated. Increased temperature resulted in an increased rate of vegetative growth and a greater rate of progress to flowering. Optimum temperatures lay in the low to mid 20degreesC range. Above this the rate of plant development declined. Increased PPFD also advanced flowering. While photoperiod did not significantly affect the rate of vegetative growth, flowering occurred earliest at intermediate photoperiods and was delayed by extreme photoperiods. These responses suggest that there is potential for adjusting cropping times of raspberry grown under protection by manipulating the environment, especially temperature.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
ID Code:10700
Uncontrolled Keywords:Rubus idaeus, Richards function, growth modelling, crop prediction, TIME

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