Preliminary results on morpho-pomological traits and pollinizer characterization of some caprifig genotypes grown in Eastern Mediterranean region of Turkey
This study was carried out on 77 caprifig (Ficus carica var. caprificus) genotypes grown in Eastern Mediterranean region of Turkey. Caprifig fruits were harvested to determine the morpho-pomological and pollinizer characteristics in 2014. Significant phenotypic diversity was detected among caprifig genotypes based on the fruit quality traits. Fruit weight ranged between 8.96 and 55.14 g, fruit width between 30.15 and 60.43 mm, fruit length between 27.70 and 67.68 mm, ostiole width between 0.00 and 5.80 mm. The number of Blastophaga wasps per fruit resulted to be between 167.7 and 1080.8 and the number of male flowers between 6.0 and 256.4. Hatay05, Hatay08, Mersin04, Hatay16, Hatay28, Hatay06, Mersin02 and Mersin11 genotypes scored the highest overall quality according to the weighted ranked method. Our study demonstrated that there was great morpho-pomological and pollinizer variability among the caprifigs grown in eastern Mediterranean region of Turkey, making them a valuable genetic source for incorporation into potential breeding programs and also caprification application.
Caliskan, O., Bayazit, S., Ilgin, M., Karatas, N. and Kocataş, H. 2017. Preliminary results on morpho-pomological traits and pollinizer characterization of some caprifig genotypes grown in Eastern Mediterranean region of Turkey. Acta Hort. (ISHS) 1173:45-50
caprifig, profichi crop, Blatophaga psenes, pollen