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Title: DIFFERENT TRELLIS SYSTEMS FOR MALABAR SPINACH (BASELLA ALBA L.) PRODUCTION

Author
item Vadhwa, O
item Reddy, C
item Spiers, James
item Shaw, Donna

Submitted to: Association of Research Directors
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/15/2003
Publication Date: 3/29/2003
Citation: Vadhwa, O.P., Reddy, C.R., Spiers, J.M., Marshall, D.A. 2003. Different trellis systems for malabar spinach (basella alba l.) production. Association of Research Directors.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Malabar spinach (Basella alba L.) yield as influenced by four trellis systems was evaluated. Malabar spinach seeds were planted in the greenhouse and seedlings produced were used for this study and planted on May 15 2002. From the limited data collected so far, it can be concluded that, Malabar spinach plants grown without trellis (control) were the least productive. Maximum yield was obtained with V-shaped trellis system followed by semi-vertical and vertical. Harvesting was more convenient with all trellis systems as compared to control where the plants were allowed to trail and spread on the ground. The first harvesting of spinach leaves was done on July 15, 2002 and lst harvesting was done on November 27, 2002.