EFFECT OF HARVESTING STAGE ON THE YIELD AND ESSENTIAL OIL COMPOSITION OF PEPPERMINT (MENTHA X PIPERITA L.).

M. Marotti, V. Dellacecca, R. Piccaglia, E. Giovanelli
The peppermint cultivar "Italo-Mitcham" was grown in northern Italy and harvested at four growth stages, from pre-flowering to crop end, to evaluate yield and oil quality. The oil was analysed by GC-MS. Full flowering produced the greatest amount of biomass, oil and menthol. Menthone decresead as plants matured whereas menthyl acetate and the undesirable menthofuran showed opposite trends.
Marotti, M., Dellacecca, V., Piccaglia, R. and Giovanelli, E. (1993). EFFECT OF HARVESTING STAGE ON THE YIELD AND ESSENTIAL OIL COMPOSITION OF PEPPERMINT (MENTHA X PIPERITA L.).. Acta Hortic. 344, 370-379
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1993.344.43
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1993.344.43
peppermint, Mentha x piperita L., Lamiaceae, harvesting stage, yield, essential oil, GC-MS
344_43
370-379

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