GROWTH ANALYSIS AND MINERAL CONTENT IN PISTACHIO (PISTACIA VERA L.) INFRUCTESCENCE AND ITS COMPONENTS
Growth and seasonal variation in mineral content was described for infructescence components of ‘Bianca’ pistachio cultivar grafted onto Pistacia therebintus L. The absorption curve specific to each infructescence and fruit component was calculated on percent dry weight and absolute content basis. Nutrient uptake by infructescence components was consistent with their developmental rate. Embryo was the strongest sink for N, P and Mg uptake. Pericarp and rachis accounted for more than 80% of K and Ca accumulated in the infructescence. The highest accumulation rate occurred during rapid embryo growth.
Caruso, T., Sottile, F., Inglese, P. and Motisi, A. (1995). GROWTH ANALYSIS AND MINERAL CONTENT IN PISTACHIO (PISTACIA VERA L.) INFRUCTESCENCE AND ITS COMPONENTS. Acta Hortic. 419, 103-108
Pistachio, nutrient content, fruit growth