Table 1 Growth measurements taken at the end of the 2012 growing season from 4-year-old standard and pillar trees from a segregating population in the field at the USDA Appalachian Fruit Research Station

From: Alteration of TAC1 expression in Prunus species leads to pleiotropic shoot phenotypes

  Standard peach Pillar peach P -value
Avg. SD SEM Avg. SD SEM
Branch growth in 2012 (cm) a82.9 30.5 4.31 a65.2 35.4 5.01 0.0086
Diameter of 2012 branches (mm) 7.76 2.67 0.38 6.78 2.87 0.41 0.081
Trunk height (m) 2.97 0.323 0.05 2.97 0.303 0.04 0.99
Trunk diameter (cm) a17 2.51 0.35 a14.5 2.46 0.35 <0.001
  1. For each genotype, branch measurements are from 50 branches from 10 trees and trunk measurements are from 50 trees
  2. SD standard deviation, SEM standard error of the mean
  3. aStatistically a significant difference based on a P-value <0.05