EFFECT OF SOME GROWTH REGULATORS ON YIELD AND FRUIT QUALITY OF 'SAMANI' DATE PALM
This study was carried out during two successive seasons (2006 and 2007) at the Experimental Research Station, Faculty Agriculture Giza, Egypt. Different GA3 and BA (0, 50, 100 and 150 ppm) and CPPU concentrations (0, 5, 10, and 20 ppm) were sprayed on Samani date palm to study their effect on yield and fruit characteristics. GA3 and BA applications at the higher concentrations increased average bunch weigh, average fruit weigh, flesh weight, fruit length, fruit diameter, total soluble solids percentage, total sugars percentage and decreased total acidity percentage. CPPU applications gave the lowest total soluble solids, total sugars and increased total acidity. It could be concluded that GA3 and BA at a concentration of 150 ppm gave the highest yield with the best quality and fruit characteristics.
Ahmed, M.A., Hassan, H.S.A. and Soliman, S.S. (2010). EFFECT OF SOME GROWTH REGULATORS ON YIELD AND FRUIT QUALITY OF 'SAMANI' DATE PALM . Acta Hortic. 882, 745-754
date palm, growth regulators, yield, fruit quality