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Title: Yield and Fruit Quality Traits of Atemoya Cultivars Grown in Puerto Rico

item Goenaga, Ricardo
item Jenkins, David

Submitted to: Proceedings American Society of Horticultural Sciences
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/24/2015
Publication Date: 8/4/2015
Citation: Goenaga, R.J., Jenkins, D.A. 2015. Yield and Fruit Quality Traits of Atemoya Cultivars Grown in Puerto Rico. Proceedings American Society of Horticultural Sciences. Abstract.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The demand for tropical fruits has increased more than 33% during the last decade as consumers seek healthy and more diverse food products. There is a lack of formal experimentation to determine yield performance and fruit quality traits of atemoya (Annona squamosa x A. cherimola) cultivars. Six atemoya cultivars (Bradley, Geffner, Priestly, Lisa, 47-18, and 75-9) grown on an Oxisol soil were evaluated for 3 years at Isabela, PR. Preliminary data indicates that there are no significant differences in marketable fruit production between ‘Geffner’ and ‘Lisa’ which averaged 8,628 fruit/ha. Significantly higher yield of marketable fruit was obtained by ’Lisa’, averaging 1,814 kg/ha. Individual weight of marketable fruit was significantly higher in ‘Priestly’ and ’75-9’ which averaged 266.9 g. Significantly higher soluble solids concentration values were obtained from fruit of ’75-9’, ‘Bradley’ and ‘Geffner’ which averaged 24.7%.