Growth and yield characteristics of quince cultivars
The characteristics of growth and yield of seven quince cultivars: Vranjska, Morava, Pazardzijska, Hemus, Asenica, Portugal and Triumph were studied in the Belgrade region during the four-year period (2010-2013) in comparison with the cultivar Leskovacka, which was used as the standard. The tested cultivars were significantly different in terms of vigour and productivity. The lowest vigour was shown by Leskovacka cultivar and the highest by Portugal and Morava. The highest yield tree-1 and unit area-1 was found in Triumph and Portugal, and the lowest in standard cultivar. With the exception of Vranjska and Pazardzijska, the other cultivars had significantly higher yields tree-1 and unit area-1 than the standard cultivar. Although Leskovacka had the lowest yields tree-1 and unit area-1, due to low vigour, it had higher yield efficiency than most of the studied cultivars. Based on the cropping potential, for commercial growing Triumph and Portugal can be recommended. Also, these cultivars are good starting material in quince breeding and creating new cultivars of high cropping potential.
Radović, A., Nikolić, D., Milatović, D., Rakonjac, V. and Bakić, I. (2016). Growth and yield characteristics of quince cultivars. Acta Hortic. 1139, 209-212
Cydonia oblonga, vigour, yield, yield efficiency