GROWTH AND IONIC RELATIONS OF SOURSOP SEEDLINGS AS INFLUENCED BY SUBSTRATE PH

T.E. Marler
Soursop seedlings were bare-rooted, then re-potted in silica sand substrate. The containers were irrigated daily with a complete nutrient solution adjusted to a pH of 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8. The seedlings were grown in full sun for five months. Growth was quantified as stem length, leaf number, stem diameter and tissue dry weight; and leaf tissue was analyzed for various elements. There were no differences in growth response variables among the pH levels. Similarly, leaf tissue concentration of the measured elements did not differ among the pH levels. Soursop trees tend to grow well in a range of soil conditions. This controlled-container study verifies that soursop is highly adapted to a wide range of substrate pH.
Marler, T.E. (2014). GROWTH AND IONIC RELATIONS OF SOURSOP SEEDLINGS AS INFLUENCED BY SUBSTRATE PH. Acta Hortic. 1024, 257-260
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2014.1024.34
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2014.1024.34
bare-rooted, re-potted, Annona muricata, ionomics, soil reaction
English

Acta Horticulturae