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Influence of Growing Media and Fruit Setting Procedure on Yield and Fruit Quality of Tripoid Watermelon

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Influence of Growing Media and Fruit Setting Procedure on Yield and Fruit Quality of Tripoid Watermelon

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dc.contributor.author López Galarza, Salvador Vicente es_ES
dc.contributor.author Pérez, M. es_ES
dc.contributor.author San Bautista Primo, Alberto es_ES
dc.contributor.author Pascual España, Bernardo es_ES
dc.contributor.author Maroto Borrego, José Vicente es_ES
dc.contributor.author Miguel Gómez, Alfredo es_ES
dc.contributor.author Baixauli Soria, Carlos es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-02T12:49:35Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-02T12:49:35Z
dc.date.issued 2005-12-31
dc.identifier.isbn 9066051973
dc.identifier.issn 0567-7572
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/78451
dc.description.abstract The production of watermelon in soilless culture is increasing in importance as a complement of the grafting technique to control phytopathological problems. The influence of this crop production system in fruit quality, particularly in sugar accumulation patterns, have not been studied yet comparing different substrates and the production in soil. On the other hand, the use of the synthetic cytokinin CPPU as an alternative or complementary method to fruit setting in watermelon production is also increasing in importance and its influence on fruit quality are not well clarified. In the present experiment two setting procedures (CPPU sprayed to the pistilate flowers and hand pollination with male flowers of the diploid cultivar ‘Dulce Maravilla’) were compared in three growing media (perlite, coir dust and rockwool) in watermelon plants of the triploid cultivar ‘Reina de Corazones’ grafted onto ‘Shintoza’. Plants were grown in a greenhouse from April to July. Yields, fruit weight, Hunter colour parameters and soluble sugars accumulation were determined by sampling fruits at 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 days after fruit setting. The substrate or fruit setting procedure did not influence yields. Fruit weight was significantly higher in plants grown in rockwool than in the other substrates and was not affected either by the fruit setting procedure. No interactions between both factors under study were found in any of the quality parameters analyzed. Sugar accumulation patterns and contents were similar to those found in other studies. CPPU delayed the internal redness colour and sugar accumulation, particularly of sucrose, but was dependent on substrates. The internal redness colour was faster in fruits grown in perlite. Little influence of the substrate was found in the fructose or glucose accumulation patterns but sucrose and total soluble solids were higher in fruits from plants cultivated in perlite. Since sugar accumulation in watermelon is affected by water availability, these results seem to be related to differences in the available water holding capacity of the substrates. es_ES
dc.format.extent 8 es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Acta Horticulturae es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Citrullus lanatus es_ES
dc.subject CPPU es_ES
dc.subject Substrates es_ES
dc.subject Hydroponic es_ES
dc.subject Sugar accumulation es_ES
dc.subject.classification PRODUCCION VEGETAL es_ES
dc.title Influence of Growing Media and Fruit Setting Procedure on Yield and Fruit Quality of Tripoid Watermelon es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.type Comunicación en congreso es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.17660/ActaHortic.2005.697.32
dc.rights.accessRights Cerrado es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Producción Vegetal - Departament de Producció Vegetal es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation López Galarza, SV.; Pérez, M.; San Bautista Primo, A.; Pascual España, B.; Maroto Borrego, JV.; Miguel Gómez, A.; Baixauli Soria, C. (2005). Influence of Growing Media and Fruit Setting Procedure on Yield and Fruit Quality of Tripoid Watermelon. Acta Horticulturae. 697:267-274. doi:10.17660/ActaHortic.2005.697.32 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.conferencename International Symposium on Soilless Culture and Hydroponics es_ES
dc.relation.conferencedate November 14-19, 2004 es_ES
dc.relation.conferenceplace Almería, Spain es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2005.697.32 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 267 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 274 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 697 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 28185 es_ES
dc.identifier.eissn 2406-6168


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