|Side stems growing, making the plant appear bushier.|
(162 votes, 93%)
|It will produce flowers earlier.|
(2 votes, 1%)
|The fruit will ripen sooner|
(1 votes, 0%)
|The plant will quit growing and become dormant.|
(4 votes, 2%)
|The plant will grow taller.|
(4 votes, 2%)
Preventing apical dominance of the main stem on a plant results in:
wow I am number 2. I've never gotten this close to being 1st
Just saying 'apical dominance' leads non-gardeners to rolling their eyes.
Pinching out the new growth at the top (apical) of a plant to make it bushier. It automatically forms two new stems. Do it again and again with the new growth and you have a very full plant.
LOL sallyg. At least we all got the right answer so far;o) Someone who really has no clue what the answer is can figure it out pretty by process of elimination...
Either that or type "apical dominance" into google.
Now I'm curious what a Spruce tree would look like if you pinched it when young. Maybe like something out of a Dr. Seuss book.
dparsons01, you've seen it when lightning hits a tree and tops it, it grows two treetops!
The big clue was "main stem." Do anything with the main stem and it's going to produce a shorter, fuller plant. Beats me what "apical" means! But at least we're not stupid! So far we all have the right answer.
Hmmmm... I wonder if I got my head pinched off I would grow two heads. I could use that somedays. Yep ~ both the pinching off and the two heads.
So, we all concur so that makes us correct? Usually the answer is up there or do I need four eyes to see it? lol
Your eyes are fine. The answer isn't there but we all have it right.
Apical just means "of the tip". It's a Latin-style adjective from "apex". So apical dominance means dominance of the growing tip.
This message was edited May 2, 2011 9:11 PM
Sorry gang...I forgot to put the answer in the results. Thanks for the nudge!
Considering I didn't know what 'apical dominance' was I just took a shot and got it right. Doesn't happen often.
LOL I saw "apical" and just thought of an "A" for shape! Got my vote right too. Fun-fun.
I'm proud of everyone! I thought it would be harder than it was!
:) i know from my rosemary what happens, and now i know the technical term!
Yea! ty! I've learned something today!!
Like you, Meezer, my thought process went "dominance" + "main stem" / prevent that = bushy!
This message was edited May 5, 2011 7:22 AM
What kind of tree is it? I love the shape.
That sure is a tall and narrow Abies grandis! I'm used to the wider and fuller growing coastal form.