STUDY ON PERFORMANCE OF 'KEITT' MANGO ON DIFFERENT ROOTSTOCKS IN A MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE
Mango production in Southern mainland Spain is located in a narrow strip along the coast of Malaga and Granada provinces. In spite of the mild temperatures of this area all year round, the Mediterranean climatic conditions of this area are marginal for mango growing and, therefore, tree growth is very limited, especially in comparison with tropical climates. Most mangoes in the Spanish mainland are planted on shale derived soil types, with near neutral pH and less than 1% of Ca and Mg carbonates, and irrigated with high quality water. Nevertheless, problems due to high lime content soils or to saline water sometimes occur. In order to assess the performance of mango trees, Keitt, on 4 different rootstocks (Espada, Redondo, 13/1 and Dasi), selected according to vigor or tolerance to soil stress, a 10-year trial was carried out, where data regarding growth, yield and fruit quality parameters were recorded.
Hermoso, J.M., Guirado, E., González-Fernández, J.J. and Farré, J.M. (2015). STUDY ON PERFORMANCE OF 'KEITT' MANGO ON DIFFERENT ROOTSTOCKS IN A MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE. Acta Hortic. 1075, 115-119
Mangifera indica, fruit yield, tree vigor, fruit quality, mainland Spain