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Effect of the type of transplant on the yield and quality of some Brussels sprout cultivars grown in the double-cropping system

Edward Kunicki

Department of Vegetable Crops
Faculty of Horticulture, Agricultural University
29 Listopada 54, 31-425 Kraków, Poland

In a 3-year experiment four cultivars of Brussels sprouts: Akropolis F1, Dolmic F1, Citadel F1, and Lunet F1 produced from potted and non-potted transplants were planted in the field in the first half of July, with spacing of 60×40 cm. The growing of early cultivars of the Brussels sprouts Akropolis and Dolmic after early potatoes was found to be practicable. The average duration of field use by these two species was 215 days in the year. Marketable yield of Brussels sprouts varied from 4.0-12.4 t/ha depending on the year and the applied treatment. The highest yield was obtained from Akropolis and the lowest from Lunet. The use of potted transplants resulted in the production of a greater number of sprouts per plant, including sprouts with a diameter exceeding 30 mm. Also the yield was higher in this case.

Kunicki E., 1994. Effect of the type of transplant on the yield and quality of some Brussels sprout cultivars gown in th double-cropping system. Folia Horticulturae VI/1: 15-22.