Vegetative propagation of cornelian cherry (Cornus mas L.) selections

  • Felicia CORNESCU University of Craiova, Faculty of Horticulture, Doctoral School of Plant and Animal Resources Engineering, 13 A.I. Cuza Street, 200585, Craiova
  • Gheorghe ACHIM University of Craiova, Faculty of Horticulture, Department of Horticulture and Food Science, 13 A.I. Cuza Street, 200585 Craiova; University of Craiova, S.C.D. P. Vâlcea, 464 Calea lui Traian street, 240273, Râmnicu-Vâlcea
  • Sina COSMULESCU University of Craiova, Faculty of Horticulture, Department of Horticulture and Food Science, 13 A.I. Cuza Street, 200585 Craiova
Keywords: Cornus mas L.; genotypes; grafting; propagation


Cornelian cherry (Cornus mas L) is one of the most valuable fruit shrubs of the Cornaceae family, and therefore the vegetative propagation of the valuable selections is necessary because the material obtained must be used for the future. 4 genotypes were studied (2 perspective selections: H1 and H3 and two cultivars used as a control: ‘De Bucovăț’ (B) and ‘De Orhei’ (O) and propagated by grafting (the grafting method used was improved copulation. Biometric observations were focused on diameter below the point of graft (mm), diameter at the graft point (mm), diameter above the graft point (mm), height of graft (cm), number of anticipated, average length of the anticipated (cm), the sum of the anticipated length (cm), the growth increase (cm). Based on the results obtained, it can be concluded that the grafting method, enhanced copulation, within vegetative propagation, can be successfully used in the production of cornelian cherry planting material next to the other known methods; the growth of the anticipated shoots on plant could cause the appearance of flowering buds and implicitly earliness in fruit-setting.


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How to Cite
CORNESCU, F., ACHIM, G., & COSMULESCU, S. (2020). Vegetative propagation of cornelian cherry (Cornus mas L.) selections. Notulae Scientia Biologicae, 12(4), 836-841.
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