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Growth, yield, and fruit quality of two non-astringent persimmon (Diospyros kaki) cultivars, Izu and Fuyu, in subtropical Australia

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George, AP and Collins, RJ and Nissen, RJ, Growth, yield, and fruit quality of two non-astringent persimmon (Diospyros kaki) cultivars, Izu and Fuyu, in subtropical Australia, Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 34, (2) pp. 267-275. ISSN 0816-1089 (1994) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 1994 CSIRO

DOI: doi:10.1071/EA9940267

Abstract

Growth, yield, and fruit quality of 2 non- astringent persimmon (Diospyros kaki) cultivars, Izu and Fuyu, were evaluated under subtropical conditions of coastal Australia. Although maximum tree yields for Izu and Fuyu were high (24 and 37 t/ha, respectively) the percentage of fruit suitable for export was low and variable (range: Izu 8.547%; Fuyu 2844%). Main fruit quality defects were wind rub, petal adherance marks, fruitfly stings, calyx cavity, sunburn, and bird damage. Without fruit thinning, both cultivars were susceptible to overcropping in some seasons, which resulted in a high percentage (>40%) of small fruit (<150 g). Most fruit (80% for Izu and 90% Fuyu) had Brix levels higher than the recommended export standard of 14.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Horticultural Production
Research Field:Horticultural Crop Growth and Development
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Horticultural Crops
Objective Field:Horticultural Crops not elsewhere classified
Author:Nissen, RJ (Mr Robert Nissen)
ID Code:112205
Year Published:1994
Web of Science® Times Cited:10
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2016-10-30
Last Modified:2017-04-13
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