Productive and qualitative behaviour of fresh plants produced in Sicilian nurseries

Alessandra Moncada, Fabio D'Anna, Giuseppina Caracciolo

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Sicilian strawberry cultivations are increasing their interest: Fresh plants, producedin high elevation nurseries located in Spain and Poland have replacedfrigo-plants. Strawberry Fresh Plants propagated in the Sicilian nurseries have beencompared to those came from nursery located in Poland and set in our experimental farm.The trial has been carried out in Marsala (Tp) in the western coast of Sicily underplastic multitunnels. Four cultivars (‘Camarosa’, ‘Candonga’, ‘Tudla’, ‘Naiad’) werestudied.The harvest started in January and ended in May. The Sicilian plants were the earliest.Among the cultivars ‘Camarosa’ was the earliest and ‘Candonga’ the latest. The Sicilianplants have given an yield higher than that of the plants imported from Poland. Amongthe cultivar ‘Camarosa’ produced more than the others, 798 g/plants. The qualitativecharacteristics of the fruits (fruit firmness and solid soluble contents) have not beeninfluenced by the nursery areas, but only by the cultivar. Among the cultivars,‘Candonga’ produced fruits with the highest firmness and solid soluble contents. Theresults of this trial underlined that it is possible to produce high quality freshplants in the Sicilian Mountain near the regions of strawberry cultivation.
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Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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