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The rootstock effect on mineral composition and storability of ‘Elise’ apple

Iwona Słowińska, Kazimierz Tomala

Department of Pomology and Basic Natural Sciences in Horticulture
Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Warsaw Agricultural University
Nowoursynowska 166, 02-787 Warszawa, Poland

The effect of twelve rootstocks (P 2, P 14, P 16, Nr 47, P 59, P 60, B 9, B 146, B 396, M.26, M.9 EMLA, and M.27) of different vigour and origin on ‘Elise’ apple fruits were compared. The concentration of fruit Ca, Mg, P, K, and apple quality after six months of cold storage were studied. B 9 and rootstock originated from it showed higher Ca concentration and lower physiological disorders after storage. It was difficult to relate significant differences between rootstock effect on fruit content of Mg, P, and K to rootstock vigour or origin. A strong variation of fruit nutrient concentrations due to season was also observed.

Słowińska I., Tomala K., 2001. The rootstock effect on mineral composition and storability of ‘Elise’ apple. Folia Horticulturae 13/2: 69-74.