Comparison of plant types on some fruit quality characteristics of new strawberry cultivars in Turkey
In this study, it was aimed to compare 6 various commercial strawberry cultivars (Kabarla, Sweet Ann, Rubygem, Festival, Amiga, Florida Fortuna) based on their some fruit quality characteristics in Diyarbakır region (south-eastern) of Turkey. The frigo and fresh plants of 6 strawberry cultivars were compared during the 2015-2016 growing year period. Some important fruit quality characteristics such as total soluble solid content (TSS%), titratable acidity, fruit colour, fruit firmness (Lb) were compared and some phenological characteristics such as first blooming, 50% flowering and full flowering time were also compared. Most of the cultivars have advantage when they are cultivated with frigo plant type in terms of first flowering date except Festival and Sweet Ann. Most quality parameters were affected by cultivar, plant type and their interaction such as TSS, TTA and, L* value. When using the fresh plant type there are more advantages for certain quality parameters (acidity % and TSS %) and brightness (L*). The other parameters were observed better for the frigo plant type. Sweet Ann was detected the most preferable one among the experimental cultivars for Diyarbakır ecologic conditions of the eastern part of Turkey.
Erçik, K., Kafkas, E., Kaya, M., Çelik, K., Opanoğlu, N., Saridaş, M.A. and Özcan, H. (2019). Comparison of plant types on some fruit quality characteristics of new strawberry cultivars in Turkey. Acta Hortic. 1242, 303-308
strawberry, frigo, day-neutral, planting systems