Evaluation of growth and morphological traits of strawberry (Fragaria × ananassaDuch.) cultivars under field conditions

sequoia-strawberryHadith Kamangar, Asad Rokhzadi, Sadra Hesami

Young Researchers and Elites Club, Sanandaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sanandaj, Iran

Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding, Sanandaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sanandaj, Iran

Key words: Correlation, morphology, strawberry, plant yield.

Abstract

Seven cultivars of strawberry (Paros, Ventana, Queen Elisa, Camarosa, Selva, Mrak and Kurdistan) were evaluated under field conditions. Different growth and morphological parameters and plant yield were studied in this experiment. The greatest amount of plant yield was obtained from Queen Elisa cultivar and the lowest rate of plant yield was recorded by Selva cultivar. strawberriesPlant yield was significantly correlated with flowers and fruits number, whereas the correlation between plant yield and fruit weight was low and not significant. Furthermore fruit weight was negatively correlated with flowers and fruits number indicating a reverse relationship between the number and the weight of fruits suggesting that strawberry plant yield is a function of fruits number rather than fruit size. In conclusion selection for high yielding strawberries based on high numbers of fruits and flowers can be more effective rather than fruit size or weight.

Get the original articles in Source: Volume 2, Number 2, February 2012 – JBES

Published By: Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences (JBES)

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