FRUIT QUALITY PARAMETERS OF FIVE PEAR CULTIVARS IN WESTERN KOSOVO
Published: 1 Jun 2014
Abstract: This field experiment was designed to assess the quality of the pear fruits through some parameters in five different cultivars: ‘Willaim’, ‘Abate Fettel’, ‘Passe Crassane’, ‘Cure’ and ‘Santa Maria’. The experiment was conducted during 2013 on a pear orchard of 10 ha, in the first year of production. Quality parameters investigated in a trial in Western Kosovo were diameter, height, weight, firmness and the sugar content. The survey was carried out in four repetitions, where the results were statistically processed by ANOVA test. The results showed that, the larger diameter of fruit, was reached on avarage on Passe Crassane cultivar (81.86 mm), while Abate Fettel cv. showed the highest values of the height (147 mm) whereas, the highest weight performed Passe Crassane cv. (290 g), the highest values of the firmness of the fruit were found on William cv. (7.79 kg/0.5 cm2), finally the highest values of the sugar content of the fruit showed Abate Fettel cv. (16.38).
Keywords: pear fruit, diameter, height, weight, firmness, sugar content
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