YIELD AND FRUIT QUALITY OF TWO SATSUMA CULTIVARS, 'OKITSU' AND 'IWASAKI' IN ANDALUSIA, SPAIN
New citrus cultivars in Andalusia need to be evaluated in experimental fields under local conditions before been planted on a large scale as there is not a citrus breeding programme in this region of Spain, and therefore most new plant material is brought either from other countries or other parts of Spain, with different climate and soil conditions. This experiment has been carried out to evaluate the horticultural performance of two early ripening satsuma cultivars, Okitsu and Iwasaki, during the 2010 season. The study was focused on both yield and fruit quality components: size, weight, shape and external fruit color, juice content, total soluble solids concentration, total acids concentration and soluble solids/acid ratio. The results showed significant differences between Iwasaki and Okitsu. Regarding fruit ripening, Iwasaki was about two weeks earlier and also had higher fruit size, rind thickness and external color.
Carlos Merino, , Aurea Hervalejo, , Arturo Salguero, and Francisco J. Arenas-Arenas, (2015). YIELD AND FRUIT QUALITY OF TWO SATSUMA CULTIVARS, 'OKITSU' AND 'IWASAKI' IN ANDALUSIA, SPAIN. Acta Hortic. 1065, 261-265
early mandarins, varieties, quality