PERFORMANCE OF TISSUE CULTURE - AND SUCKER - DERIVED PLANTING MATERIALS OF BANANA CV. 'CARDABA' 'LATUNDAN' AND 'LAKATAN'

R.R.C. Espino, O.C. Pascua, L.V. Magnaye, L. Loguias
Tissue culture - and sucker-derived plants of 'Cardaba' 'Latundan' and 'Lakatan' were planted in three sites in Davao City under two cultural management practices. Results showed that plants coming from tissue culture perform better if not equally to those coming from suckers. Early and uniform suckering were observed to occur in tissue culture-derived plants resulting in an earlier harvest of the follower crop. Incidence of morphological variation was also observed such as reddish pigmentation in 'Lakatan' (0.55%); and twisting of the leafsheath in 'Latundan' (2.08%). In addition the type of cultural management practices employed exerted dominant influence on the growth performance and bunch weight regardless of the type of planting materials.
Espino, R.R.C., Pascua, O.C., Magnaye, L.V. and Loguias, L. (1992). PERFORMANCE OF TISSUE CULTURE - AND SUCKER - DERIVED PLANTING MATERIALS OF BANANA CV. 'CARDABA' 'LATUNDAN' AND 'LAKATAN'. Acta Hortic. 321, 226-248
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1992.321.23
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1992.321.23

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