Technology and Engineering
  • ISSN: 2375-9402
  • Modern Agricultural Science and Technology

Effect of Different Environments on Fruit Characteristics of

Table Fig (Ficus carica L.) Cultivars

A. A. Polat, and O. Caliskan
Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey

Abstract: We conducted a study to determine the effect of different environment on fruit characteristics of table fig cultivars. Six fig cultivars were studied: Bursa Siyahı, Yediveren, Göklop, Sarı Zeybek, Morgüz and Yeşilgüz planted in two fields in East Mediterranean, Turkey. Two trials were established; one trial at Kirikhan Fruit Experimental Station, 103 m.a.s.l., and one trial Dörtyol Fruit Experimental Station, 198 ma.s.l. Five replications of each cultivar of 6 year old plants were evaluated for pomological characteristics. Almost all the parameters evaluated exhibited significant differences between the Kirikhan and Dörtyol counties. The highest fruit weight was found in Dörtyol conditions. TSS, pH, acidity and TSS/acidity were higher in Kirikhan. Bursa Siyahı, Yediveren and Göklop cultivars had higher fruit weight (41.64 g, 40.07 g and 39.24 g, respectively). Bursa Siyahı, Yediveren and Göklop cultivars were found to promising for table fig cultivation in Dörtyol and Kirikhan ecological conditions.
Key words: Table fig, fruit quality, environment conditions, productivity

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