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Table 1 Effect of deficit irrigation rates (% ETc), cultivars, and rootstocks on fruit shape index and average fruit weight (g) of cantaloupe plants during 2015 and 2016 seasons

From: Utilization of grafting technique for sustaining cantaloupe productivity and quality under deficit irrigation water

 

Fruit shape index

Average fruit weight (g)

First season (2015)

Second season (2016)

First season (2015)

Second season (2016)

cv.

Rootstock

100%

75%

50%

Mean

100%

75%

50%

Mean

100%

75%

50%

Mean

100%

75%

50%

Mean

Veleta

Cobalt

0.98A-E

0.98A-E

1.03A

0.99a

0.97ABC

0.98AB

0.98AB

0.97a

1255BC

1097DE

808HI

1053ab

1279ABC

1193CD

844F

1105ab

Strong-Tosa

1.00ABC

0.99A-D

1.00ABC

0.99a

0.96A-D

0.98AB

1.001A

0.98a

1167CD

904GH

597J

889b

1032E

910F

624G

855c

Non-grafted

1.01AB

1.00AB

1.03A

1.01a

0.97ABC

0.98AB

0.99A

0.98a

1200BC

904GH

591J

898b

1131D

1014E

591G

912bc

Mean

0.99a

0.99a

1.02a

 

0.97a

0.98ab

0.99a

 

1207b

968c

665d

 

1147b

1039c

686e

 

Mean of Veleta cv.

1.0 A

0.98 A

947 B

957 B

Ideal

Cobalt

0.94A-F

0.93B-F

0.90F

0.92b

0.92EF

0.93DEF

0.91EF

0.92b

1299B

1056EF

726I

1027ab

1296AB

1170D

852F

1106ab

Strong-Tosa

0.93B-F

0.93B-F

0.87F

0.91b

0.93DEF

0.91EF

0.90F

0.91b

1421A

1164CD

885GH

1157a

1367A

1196CD

902F

1155a

Non-grafted

0.96A-F

0.91DEF

0.91DEF

0.92b

0.94C-F

0.95B-E

0.90F

0.93b

1254BC

963FG

618J

945b

1215BCD

1137D

651G

1001bc

Mean

0.94b

0.92b

0.90b

 

0.93c

0.93c

0.90d

 

1324a

1061c

743d

 

1293a

1168b

802d

 

Mean of Ideal cv.

0.92 B

0.92 B

1043 A

1087 A

 

Rootstocks and water levels

Cobalt

0.96a

0.95a

0.96a

0.96A

0.94a

0.95a

0.94a

0.95A

1277a

1076b

767d

1040A

1287a

1181abc

848d

1105A

Strong-Tosa

0.96a

0.96a

0.94a

0.95A

0.95a

0.94a

0.95 a

0.95A

1294a

1034bc

741d

1023A

1200ab

1053c

763d

1005B

Non-grafted

0.98a

0.95a

0.97a

0.97A

0.95a

0.96a

0.95a

0.96A

1227a

933c

605e

921B

1173abc

1076bc

621e

956C

Mean

0.96A

0.95A

0.96A

 

0.95A

0.95A

0.95A

 

1266A

1015B

704C

 

1220A

1103B

744C