Effect of nitrogen fertilization on ‘Sawa’ apple yield and quality
Stanislovas ©vag¾dys, Pranas Vi¹kelis
Lithuanian Institute of Horticulture
Kauno 28, LT-4335 Babtai, Kaunas district, Lithuania
In the N-fertilizer experiment carried out in the years 1996-1999 it was
established that the highest yields of ‘Sawa’ dessert fruits
were obtained when leaf nitrogen concentration was within the range
1.81-1.9% d.m. The optimal fruit mass ranged from 190 to 199 g. The nitrogen
rates applied (50, 100, or 100 kg ha-1 split in
two doses) did not increase nitrate content in fruits or worsen fruit
biochemical composition and storage parameters.
©vag¾dys S., Vi¹kelis P., 2002. Effect of nitrogen fertilization on ‘Sawa’ apple
yield and quality. Folia Horticulturae 14/1: 213-225.