Fruit Institute. Evapotranspiration Elberta peach variety in the conditions of Plovdiv.
Fruit Institute of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 1998.
The total average evapotranspiration of the Elberta peach variety in the conditions of Plovdiv, in Bulgaria is 654 mm, in a loam soil, maintaining a level of soil moisture above 70% of field capacity during the cycle of the crop in a soil layer 60 cm deep, achieving this level of humidity higher yields.
The average daily evapotranspiration is 1.8 mm / day for the period from the beginning of vegetation until the end of flowering, 3.0 mm / day in the first stage of fruit development; 3.8 mm / day in the second stage of development of the fruit; 2.9 mm / day during the ripening of fruit and 1.4 mm / day from the beginning of October until the end of the growing season. The total water demand applied was 3140 m3/ha. during the period from March to September.