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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 indexAverage fruit weight (g)
First season (2015)Second season (2016)First season (2015)Second season (2016)
cv.Rootstock100%75%50%Mean100%75%50%Mean100%75%50%Mean100%75%50%Mean
VeletaCobalt0.98A-E0.98A-E1.03A0.99a0.97ABC0.98AB0.98AB0.97a1255BC1097DE808HI1053ab1279ABC1193CD844F1105ab
Strong-Tosa1.00ABC0.99A-D1.00ABC0.99a0.96A-D0.98AB1.001A0.98a1167CD904GH597J889b1032E910F624G855c
Non-grafted1.01AB1.00AB1.03A1.01a0.97ABC0.98AB0.99A0.98a1200BC904GH591J898b1131D1014E591G912bc
Mean0.99a0.99a1.02a 0.97a0.98ab0.99a 1207b968c665d 1147b1039c686e 
Mean of Veleta cv.1.0 A0.98 A947 B957 B
IdealCobalt0.94A-F0.93B-F0.90F0.92b0.92EF0.93DEF0.91EF0.92b1299B1056EF726I1027ab1296AB1170D852F1106ab
Strong-Tosa0.93B-F0.93B-F0.87F0.91b0.93DEF0.91EF0.90F0.91b1421A1164CD885GH1157a1367A1196CD902F1155a
Non-grafted0.96A-F0.91DEF0.91DEF0.92b0.94C-F0.95B-E0.90F0.93b1254BC963FG618J945b1215BCD1137D651G1001bc
Mean0.94b0.92b0.90b 0.93c0.93c0.90d 1324a1061c743d 1293a1168b802d 
Mean of Ideal cv.0.92 B0.92 B1043 A1087 A
 Rootstocks and water levels
Cobalt0.96a0.95a0.96a0.96A0.94a0.95a0.94a0.95A1277a1076b767d1040A1287a1181abc848d1105A
Strong-Tosa0.96a0.96a0.94a0.95A0.95a0.94a0.95 a0.95A1294a1034bc741d1023A1200ab1053c763d1005B
Non-grafted0.98a0.95a0.97a0.97A0.95a0.96a0.95a0.96A1227a933c605e921B1173abc1076bc621e956C
Mean0.96A0.95A0.96A 0.95A0.95A0.95A 1266A1015B704C 1220A1103B744C