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Table 3 Effect of strand thinning treatments on fruit volume, fruit length, fruit diameter and fruit shape index of Khadrawi date palm cultivar at rutab stage during 2015 and 2016 seasons

From: Strand thinning of Khadrawi date palm cultivar in relation to yield and fruit quality

Treatments2015 season
Fruit volume
Fruit length ā€œLā€ (cm)Fruit diameter ā€œDā€ (cm)Fruit shape
index (L/d)
Without thinning (Control)10.80 b3.49 b2.30 b1.52 a
Strand thinning 15%11.43 b3.59 b2.34 ab1.53 a
Strand thinning 30%12.70 a3.83 a2.44 a1.57 a
Treatments2016 season
Without thinning (Control)9.60 b3.53 b2.29 b1.54 a
Strand thinning 15%10.87 a3.73 a2.38 a1.57 a
Strand thinning 30%11.30 a3.77 a2.38 a1.58 a
  1. Means in each column with similar letter(s) are not significantly different at 5% level