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Table 4 Effect of strand thinning treatments on fruit TSS%, total sugars%, reducing sugars % and nonreducing sugars % 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
TSS (%)Total sugars%Reducing sugars%Nonreducing sugars%
Without thinning (Control)35.27 b34.56 b31.99 b2.57 a
Strand thinning 15%39.73 a36.83 a33.96 ab2.87 a
Strand thinning 30%40.50 a38.48 a35.87 a2.61 a
Treatments2016 season
Without thinning (Control)41.70 b35.42 b32.58 c2.84 a
Strand thinning 15%43.95 a37.02 ab34.01 b3.01 a
Strand thinning 30%45.53 a38.06 a35.15 a2.91 a
  1. Means in each column with similar letter(s) are not significantly different at 5% level