Horticultural Studies (HortiS) 2003, Vol 20, Num, 1     (Pages: 27-30)

THE EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT NUMBER OF FRUITS LEFT ON PLANT ON YIELD AND QUALITY IN MELON

Meliha TEMİRKAYNAK 1 ,Nurgül ERCAN 1 ,Funda AYAR 1 ,A.Sırrı ŞENSOY 1

1 Akdeniz Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi, Bahçe Bitkileri Bölümü, ANTALYA Viewed : 1581 - Downloaded : 838 In this study, different fruits on plant effects of yield and quality on Makdimon Fl melon cultivar were investigated. For this purpose, melons were harvested optimal time and cumulative yield, average of fruit weight, fruit scale and height, cavity scale and height, fruit firmness and total soluble solid content (TSSC) were investigated.Maximum cumulative yield was obtanined from 3 fruits on plant treatment while minimum yield was determined from 1 fruit on plant treatment. On the other hand, maximum fruit weight was obtained from 1 fruit on plant while minimum fruit weight was determined 4 fruits on plant. In terms of fruit qualities, the effect of pruning treatments were found to be statisticaly significant on cumulative yield, average of fruit weight, fruit scale and height, cavity scale and height, fruit firmness and total soluble solid content (TSSC). Keywords : Melon, pruning, yield, quality