EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT STOCKS ON THE DEVELOPMENT AND FRUIT QUALITY OF HAMI MELON
In the study hami melon cultivar Xizhoumi No. 25 was grafted onto 23 different types of cucurbit rootstocks (Cucurbita moschata, C. maxima, C. pepo, C. maxima × C. moschata, and Cucumis melo) and the self-grafted melon anvil, to study the compatibility of different rootstocks, and the effect of grafting on melon yield and quality. In terms of compatibility, C. maxima × C. moschata F1 was better than the melon-self anvil, C. moschata, and C. pepo compared with the self-rooted control. The differences in fruit quality and yield of grafted plants were non-significant, only few grafted cultivars slightly improved fruit quality and yield. The self-rooted plants presented good fruit characteristics, whereas grafted plants were affected although performance varied among the treatments. Based on graft compatibility, yield, and fruit quality assessment results, we concluded that Jiachenzhen No. 2 (S38), Jinanchangqingteng (S27), Syngenta BN224 (S30), and Jiuquandabaizi (S35) showed better performances than other rootstocks, whereas C. maxima, Nangua No. 1, C. moschata, Huofenghuang (S25), and Zhuangshi (S31) proved to be inferior and these rootstock are not recommended for Xizhoumi No. 25.
Han, X.Y., Huang, Q.W., Kong, X.Y., Luo, F., Wang, S., Wan, S.L. and Lin, D.P. (2015). EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT STOCKS ON THE DEVELOPMENT AND FRUIT QUALITY OF HAMI MELON . Acta Hortic. 1086, 237-246
grafted melon, pumpkin rootstocks, compatibility, yield, fruit quality