The use of three commercial rootstocks and their influence on yield of 'Bily' a blocky pepper cultivar
In Almeria, pepper (Capsicum anuum L.) crops represent a very important production sector, with approximately 7000 ha being grown year around. Many agronomical techniques have been adopted with the aim of increasing the commercial yield, such as fertirrigation, biosolarization, trellising and integrated pest management. Nevertheless, the use of grafted plants is still not well implemented in this region, mainly due to the absence of satisfactory commercial rootstocks. In this experiment, three commercial pepper rootstocks were assessed. An experiment was designed with four different treatments and three replicates of each were distributed in fully randomized blocks; three of the treatments corresponded to grafted plants using pepper Bily cultivar as scion onto different rootstocks Atlante (currently Oscos), AR40and Tresor using non-grafted Bily cultivar as the control test. Parameters of yield were measured. The average yield plant‑1 showed significant difference between the control test and the grafted plants. The results indicate that the use of certain rootstocks increases the yield expressed in kg plant‑1.
Doñas, F., Jiménez, M.M., Góngora, J.A., Pérez, D., Verde, D. and Camacho, F. (2019). The use of three commercial rootstocks and their influence on yield of 'Bily' a blocky pepper cultivar. Acta Hortic. 1249, 107-112
graft, yield, methyl bromide, soil borne, Capsicum anuum L