J.I. Macua, I. Lahoz , E. Díaz, I. Urmeneta
The cardoon is a crop with a great tradition in Navarre and is mostly destined for industrial consumption. What is mainly used in Navarre is the ‘Verde de Peralta’ variety population, which is very well suited not only to market place consumption, but also to industry. This work assesses the productivity and industrial suitability of different cardoon vegetable material of Spanish origin in the traditional growing conditions in Navarre. The varieties studied were: ‘Blanco de Peralta’, ‘Lleno de España’, ‘Lumbier’, ‘Verde de Tafalla’, ‘Blanco de Valencia’, ‘Verde de Calahorra’, ‘Verde de Peralta’, ‘Rojo de Agreda’, ‘Rojo de Corella’, ‘Verde de Huerva’, ‘Del Cortijo’ and ‘Sarramian’. The most productive varieties turned out to be ‘Verde de Peralta’, ‘Verde de Calahorra’ and ‘Lleno de España’, which likewise were the ones with the highest percentage of cardoons of great weight -in excess of 6 kg. The ‘Rojo de Corella’ variety stood out as being not very productive. For their industrial suitability the ones that stand out are ‘Blanco de Peralta’ and ‘Verde de Peralta’, as they have a high usable percentage of premium quality cardoon. By contrast, the red-stalked varieties, ‘Rojo de Agreda’ and ‘Rojo de Corella’, provided a low percentage of cardoon for industrial processing, both premium and second grade.
Macua, J.I., Lahoz , I., Díaz, E. and Urmeneta, I. (2012). AGRONOMIC ASSESSMENT OF SPANISH CARDOON VARIETIES IN NAVARRE. Acta Hortic. 942, 255-260
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2012.942.35
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