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Yield structure of seven strawberry cultivars

Monika Małodobry, Monika Bieniasz

Department of Pomology
Faculty of Horticulture, Agriculture University in Kraków
29 Listopada 54, 31-425 Kraków, Poland
e-mail: monika@ogr.ar.krakow.pl

The experiment was conducted in the years 1998-2000 at the Experimental Station of the Horticultural Faculty in Garlica Murowana near Kraków. In four replications of the experiment seven strawberry cultivars were investigated: ‘Elsanta’, ‘Gerida’, ‘Honeoye’, ‘Kama’, ‘Pandora’, ‘Senga Sengana’, and ‘Vega’. The highest total marketable yield from the years 1998-2000 was recorded for the cultivars ‘Honeoye’, ‘Senga Sengana’, and ‘Vega’. ‘Kama’ gave yields at a medium level. The smallest total marketable yield was obtained from the cultivars ‘Gerida’ and ‘Elsanta’. ‘Senga Sengana’ gave the highest total yield of unmarketable fruit and ‘Honeoye’ and ‘Pandora’ the lowest. ‘Elsanta’ and ‘Pandora’ produced fruits of the highest mean weight; ‘Gerida’ and ‘Honeoye’ yielded fruits of the medium weight, and the lowest weight of fruits was found in the case of ‘Kama’, ‘Senga Sengana’, and ‘Vega’. ‘Kama’, ‘Vega’, and ‘Honeoye’ can be determined as early cultivars (>50% of total yields being harvested towards the end of May and during the first 10 days of June). The medium-early cultivars are ‘Elsanta’, ‘Gerida’, and ‘Senga Sengana’ (about 50% of the total yield harvested from 10th-20th June). ‘Pandora’ is a late cultivar (>70% of yield harvested during 20th-30th June and 30th June-10th July).

Małodobry M., Bieniasz M., 2004. Yield structure of seven strawberry cultivars. Folia Horticulturae 16/1: 79-85.