USE OF CHLORFLURENOL ON PINEAPPLE (ANANAS COMOSUS L,MERR., CV. CHAMPAKA 153) TO INCREASE SUCKER PRODUCTION WHILE MAINTAINING MARKETABLE FRUIT.

V. Galan Sauco, J. Cabrera Cabrera, C. Rodriguez Pastor
Reduced sucker production in Smooth Cayenne pineapples makes it difficult to obtain simultaneously a second crop and replanting material. Trials elsewhere applying growth regulators before flower emergence resulted in the production of large quantities of slips but the entire fruit crop was lost. Preliminary CITA trials applying chlorflurenol at the first flower opening stage, however, appeared promising. The present trial tested different dosages of chlorflurenol at both pre- and post-emergence stages on plants induced with ethrel. The 100 ppm concentration at first flower opening stage was the most effective, producing a significant increase in useful suckers (>200 g weight two months after harvesting) without decreasing fruit weight, and significantly reducing crown weight. Crop cycle was also significantly reduced by ten days.
Galan Sauco, V., Cabrera Cabrera, J. and Rodriguez Pastor, C. (1992). USE OF CHLORFLURENOL ON PINEAPPLE (ANANAS COMOSUS L,MERR., CV. CHAMPAKA 153) TO INCREASE SUCKER PRODUCTION WHILE MAINTAINING MARKETABLE FRUIT.. Acta Hortic. 321, 382-388
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1992.321.41
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1992.321.41

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