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Table 2 Effect of deficit irrigation rates, cultivars and rootstocks on flesh thickness (cm) and seed cavity diameter of fruit for cantaloupe plants during 2015 and 2016 seasons

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

 

Flesh thickness (cm)

Seed cavity diameter (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

4.1B

3.2D

2.5FG

3.2bc

3.9BC

3.7CD

3.0GHI

3.6a

3.80B-E

5.02A

4.94A

4.58a

4.67AB

4.57AB

4.46AB

4.57ab

Strong-Tosa

2.9DE

3.0D

2.5FG

2.8c

3.3EFG

2.8IJ

2.3K

2.8c

4.90A

4.00 A-E

3.10E

4.00ab

5.23A

4.57AB

3.39CD

4.40b

Non-grafted

3.5C

2.7EF

2.4G

2.9c

3.3FE

2.8I

2.5JK

2.9bc

3.60CDE

4.30A-D

3.17E

3.69b

5.03A

4.67AB

2.88D

4.19b

Mean

3.5b

3.0c

2.5d

 

3.5a

3.1b

2.6c

 

4.10a

4.44a

3.73b

 

4.98a

4.60a

3.58a

 

Mean of Veleta cv.

3.0 B

3.1 B

4.09 A

4.39 A

Ideal

Cobalt

3.9B

3.6C

3.1D

3.5ab

3.9BC

3.5DE

2.7IJ

3.4ab

4.47ABC

4.77AB

4.70AB

4.64a

5.17A

5.33A

5.03A

5.18a

Strong-Tosa

4.4A

4.2AB

3.1D

3.9a

4.3A

4.2AB

2.9HI

3.8a

3.63CDE

3.33DE

3.77CDE

3.58b

4.17AB

3.47CD

4.43AB

4.02b

Non-grafted

3.5C

3.1D

2.6FG

3.0bc

3.4EF

3.2FGH

2.5JK

3.0bc

4.40ABC

4.37ABC

3.27E

4.01ab

4.07BC

4.40AB

3.43CD

4.10b

Mean

3.9a

3.6ab

2.9c

 

3.9a

3.6a

2.7c

 

4.17a

4.16a

3.91a

 

4.62a

4.40a

4.30a

 

Mean of Ideal cv.

3.5 A

3.4 A

4.08 A

4.57 A

 

Rootstocks and water levels

Cobalt

3.9a

3.4b

2.7c

3.4A

3.9a

3.6ab

2.8de

3.5A

4.13abc

4.89a

4.82a

4.61A

4.92a

4.95a

4.75ab

4.87A

Strong-Tosa

3.7ab

3.6ab

2.8c

3.3A

3.8ab

3.5ab

2.6de

3.3B

4.27ab

3.67bcd

3.43cd

3.79B

4.88a

4.02bc

3.91c

4.21B

Non-grafted

3.5b

2.9c

2.5c

3.0B

3.3bc

3.0cd

2.5e

2.9C

4.00bc

4.33ab

3.22d

3.85B

4.55 abc

4.53abc

3.16d

4.35B

Mean

3.7A

3.3B

2.7C

 

3.7A

3.4B

2.7C

 

4.13A

4.30A

3.82B

 

4.80A

4.50AB

3.94B