Production viability of passion fruit at high planting density in Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Authors

  • Rodrigo Amato Moreira Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhinha e Mucuri
  • Maria do Céu Monteiro da Cruz Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri
  • Adriene de Matos Santos Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri
  • Denison Ramalho Fernandes Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri
  • Jéssica de Oliveira Universidade Federal dos Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14393/BJ-v33n4a2017-36680

Keywords:

Passiflora edulis Sims, Spacing, Management

Abstract

Passion fruit has faced many problems in productivity, supply, prices and quality of the fruit as a result of the inadequate management of the orchards and the low application of existing technology. Increased planting density may promote an increase in productivity and thus provide better income to the producer. In this sense, this experiment was performed to study the increase of planting density on productivity and on the quality of yellow passion fruit in Jequitinhonha Valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The evaluated spacings between plants were 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0 and 6.0 m. The spacing between the rows was three meters, which corresponded to 1,667, 1,111, 833, 667 and 556 plants ha-1, respectively. Production per plant, productivity, juice yield per hectare, transverse and longitudinal diameter, peel thickness, soluble solids, titratable acidity, and the soluble solids /titratable acidity ratio of fruits were evaluated. Increasing the planting density to 1,667 plants per hectare promoted greater productivity. The densification did not affect the quality of the fruits.

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Published

2017-07-25

How to Cite

MOREIRA, R.A., DA CRUZ, M. do C.M., SANTOS, A. de M., FERNANDES, D.R. and DE OLIVEIRA, J., 2017. Production viability of passion fruit at high planting density in Jequitinhonha valley, Minas Gerais, Brazil . Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 843–849. [Accessed5 December 2022]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v33n4a2017-36680. Available from: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/article/view/36680.

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Agricultural Sciences