Coffee Board of Kenya Monthly Bulletins July 1979

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1979
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Opile, W. R.
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Growth of coffee fruits follows the pattern of a typical double-sigmoid curve.Following anthesis, young fruits called 'pinheads' remain quiescent for about 6-8 weeks. This is apparently due to the lack of must of the growth substances. This has been shown by studying changes in endogenous growth regulators at various stages of development. Gibberellic acid applied onto 4-6 weeks old fruits has been shown to increase both the growth rates of the fruits and dry weight of the beans and also to improve bean quality.Application of cytokinin did not, however, give any better effect.
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Bulletin, 44 (520)
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