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Influence of leaf fertilizer Kristalon on the yield and quality of sweet pepper seeds

Nikolay Dimitrov Panayotov

Agricultural University
12 "Mendeleev" Str., 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
e-mail: nikpan@au-plovdiv.bg

The aim of the present study was to establish the influence of Kristalon leaf fertilizer on the yield and sowing quality of pepper seeds. The experiments were carried out with typical Bulgarian pepper cultivars ‘Kurtovska Kapia 1619’ and ‘Bulgarski Rotund’. Kristalon leaf fertilizer was applied in doses 1.5 g dm-3, 3.0 g dm-3 and 6.0 g dm-3. The pollen fertility, number of seeds per fruit, percentage of fully developed seeds, weight of 1000 seeds, seed yield, index of seed productivity, first count, germinability (final count), fresh matter of sprout, length of embryo root and hypocotile were investigated. Kristalon improved seed formation and seed productivity of pepper. The most appropriate concentration for ‘Kurtovska Kapia 1619’ was 3.0 g dm-3 while for ‘Bulgarski Rotund’ it was 6.0 g dm-3, where seeds yield increased by 26.24% and 30.89%, respectively. The germinability was higher in comparison with seeds from non-treated plants.

Panayotov N.D., 2006. Influence of leaf fertilizer Kristalon on the yield and quality of sweet pepper seeds. Folia Horticulturae 18/1: 41-50.