THE EFFECT OF PRUNING ON FRIUTING CAPACITY OF MICHELE PALIERI TABLE GRAPE VARIETY GROWING IN TIKVES VINEYARD
The subject of research was the table grape variety Michel Palieri, grown in the Tikves vineyards. The aim of this paper was to determine the effect of various types of pruning on fruiting of Michel Palieri variety, given that no researches have been done so far for this variety. The research lasted three years (2014, 2015 and 2016), and three pruning variants were used (16, 20 and 24 buds/vine).
Different values were obtained for the examined elements primarily as a result of the varietal specificity and the extent of the load on the vines with the native buds. In the years of examination, the percentage of fruiting buds in all variants is quite stable and with insignificant variations.
The coefficient of variation ranges from 2.74 (variant 2) to10.24 (variant III). The average number of bunches per fruiting canes (absolute coefficient) is in the range of 1.3 to 1.4 and with high stability both in variants and in the years of examination.
The average mass of bunches ranges from 401 g (variant II) to 492 g (variant III). After years, significant variation in variants I (28.84) and 3 (20.25) was observed in the mass of bunches.