Sicilian strawberry production plays an important role in European strawberry industry,due to early production (February to April) and high market value. In Sicily plantingtakes place from August to October, depending on cultivation method and cultivar. Plugplants (tip plants) and fresh-dug plants from high elevation nurseries are the preferredplant materials due to early fruiting potential. However, optimal planting dates must bedetermined for the various commercial strawberry varieties in order to maximize fruitproduction. We planted four cultivars, ‘Camarosa’, ‘Candonga’, ‘Tudla’, ‘Naiad’, and aselection, MT 99.163.22- Kilo’ (MT 91.143.5 x Chandler) on September 25th and October10th 2006. Early-season and total yield were greatest for plug plants established inlate September as plants were able to achieve adequate growth before the cold winter season.
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2008|