Gharbi and Sanaa
Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 4 (4), pp. 166-170, May 2014.
Manuscript Number: 1202131008
Improvement of Fruit Yield and Quality by Iron Chelates Addition
*Gharbi Hajji Hasna and Sanaa Mustapha
Agronomic Institute of Agriculture, Laboratory of Soil and Environment Sciences, 43,
Av. Charles Nicolle, 1082, Tunis, Tunisia.
*Corresponding Author’s Email: hasnagharbi2010 @ gmail. com,
Tel: +00216 95306380
A field study was carried out to evaluate the effects of supplying iron chelates on fruit yield and quality of two peach varieties (Elegant lady and Carnival) in Tunisian area. Results showed that EDDHA-Fe improved fruit quality parameters for both varieties and 20 and 40 g/tree doses enhanced significantly the total sugar rate (°Brix) of juice in the Elegant Lady variety. However, iron chelates increased the weight of five fruits and firmness by 20, 40 and 60 g/trees the both varieties. Fruit diameter and growth of peaches were improved by the EDDHA-Fe addition. Nevertheless, no significant differences were observed between the different treatments.
Keywords: Prunus persica, peaches, yield, fruit quality.
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