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Comparison of leaf yields and chemical composition of the Hamburg and leafy types of parsley. I. Leaf yields and their structure

Waldemar Kmiecik, Zofia Lisiewska

Department of Raw Materials and Processing of Fruit and Vegetables
Agricultural University
Podłużna 3, 30-239 Kraków, Poland

Leaf yields from the Hamburg and leafy types of parsley were compared, the total yield, commercial yield for the fresh market (bunched), commercial yield for processing, and usable yield for processing (that of leaf blades) being taken into consideration. Also the pattern of yielding and the share of different parts of the leaves in the commercial yield for processing were analysed. In all the parameters the yield of the leafy type was significantly higher than that of the Hamburg one. Depending on the year, 3 or 4 crops were obtained. The leafy type was characterized by a greater share of leaf blades and of the 2nd and 3rd order petioles in the commercial yield for processing. In both types the share of the leaf blade showed a tendency to increase with the passage of the vegetation season.

Kmiecik W., Lisiewska Z., 1999. Comparison of leaf yields and chemical composition of the Hamburg and leafy types of parsley. I. Leaf yields and their structure. Folia Horticulturae 11/1: 53-63.