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Table 3 Effect of deficit irrigation rates, cultivars and rootstocks on firmness and TSS 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

 Fruits firmnessTSS
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
VeletaCobalt17.7G20.3F25.0BC21.0a17.3F21.7E24.3C21.1a9.0EF10.4CDE12.2ABC10.5a8.6CD10.4B12.2A10.4a
Strong-Tosa18.7GF20.3F25.7BC21.5a18.0F21.3E24.0CD21.1a9.3DEF10.5CDE12.0ABC10.6a8.4D10.2B11.7A10.6a
Non-grafted19.0GF22.3E26.0BC22.4a18.7F22.7DE26.0B22.4a8.7F10.5CDE12.0ABC10.4a8.7CD10.5B11.7A10.3a
Mean18.4e21.0d25.5b 18.0d21.8c24.7b 9.0c10.5b12.1a 8.6c10.4b11.9a 
Mean of Veleta cv.21.6 B21.5 B10.5 A10.3 A
IdealCobalt17.7G22.0E26.6AB22.1a18.3F21.7E26.3AB22.1a9.0EF10.5CDE12.0ABC10.5a8.7CD9.6BC11.7A10.0a
Strong-Tosa18.7GF23.0DE26.7AB22.8a18.7F23.0CDE26.0B22.5a9.6DEF10.8BCD12.6A11.0a9.0CD10.2B12.0A11.0a
Non-grafted19.0GF24.3CD28.0A23.8a19.0F23.0CDE27.7A23.2a8.7F10.8BCD12.3AB10.6a8.4D10.2B11.7A10.6a
Mean18.4e23.1c27.1a 18.6d22.5c26.6a 9.1c10.7b12.3a 8.7c10.0b11.8a 
Mean of Ideal cv.22.8 A22.6 A10.7 A10.2 A
 Rootstocks and water levels
Cobalt17.6d21.2c25.8a21.5C17.8d21.6c25.3b21.6B9.0c10.4b12.1a10.5A8.6c10.0b11.9a10.2A
Strong-Tosa18.6d21.6c26.1a22.2B18.3d22.1c25.0b21.8B9.5c10.7b12.3a10.8A8.7c10.2b11.9a10.3A
Non-grafted19.0d23.3b27.0a23.1A18.8d22.8c26.8a22.8A8.7c10.7b12.2a10.5A8.6c10.4b11.7a10.2A
Mean18.4C22.0B26.3A 18.3C22.2B25.7A 9.1C10.6B12.2A 8.6C10.2B11.8A