Study on the effect of girdling and mepiquat chloride application on the yield and quality of avocado (Persea americana Mill.) cv. Fuerte fruits

Parodi, M.G.; Cuadros, L.

Proceedings of the Interamerican Society for Tropical Horticulture 47: 252-254

2004


Accession: 004477689

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Abstract
This study was conducted in Peru to evaluate the effects of girdling and foliar application of mepiquat chloride on the yield and fruit quality in 5-year-old avocado cv. Fuerte. Girdling was done a month before flowering, while foliar applications of mepiquat chloride (0, 0.05 and 0.1% using the commercial product 'Pix') were done at the beginning of flowering. Girdling increased fruit weight to 378.53 g/fruit compared with no girdling. Girdling in combination with 0.1% mepiquat chloride gave the highest number of fruits (84.33 fruits per tree).