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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 firmness

TSS

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

17.7G

20.3F

25.0BC

21.0a

17.3F

21.7E

24.3C

21.1a

9.0EF

10.4CDE

12.2ABC

10.5a

8.6CD

10.4B

12.2A

10.4a

Strong-Tosa

18.7GF

20.3F

25.7BC

21.5a

18.0F

21.3E

24.0CD

21.1a

9.3DEF

10.5CDE

12.0ABC

10.6a

8.4D

10.2B

11.7A

10.6a

Non-grafted

19.0GF

22.3E

26.0BC

22.4a

18.7F

22.7DE

26.0B

22.4a

8.7F

10.5CDE

12.0ABC

10.4a

8.7CD

10.5B

11.7A

10.3a

Mean

18.4e

21.0d

25.5b

 

18.0d

21.8c

24.7b

 

9.0c

10.5b

12.1a

 

8.6c

10.4b

11.9a

 

Mean of Veleta cv.

21.6 B

21.5 B

10.5 A

10.3 A

Ideal

Cobalt

17.7G

22.0E

26.6AB

22.1a

18.3F

21.7E

26.3AB

22.1a

9.0EF

10.5CDE

12.0ABC

10.5a

8.7CD

9.6BC

11.7A

10.0a

Strong-Tosa

18.7GF

23.0DE

26.7AB

22.8a

18.7F

23.0CDE

26.0B

22.5a

9.6DEF

10.8BCD

12.6A

11.0a

9.0CD

10.2B

12.0A

11.0a

Non-grafted

19.0GF

24.3CD

28.0A

23.8a

19.0F

23.0CDE

27.7A

23.2a

8.7F

10.8BCD

12.3AB

10.6a

8.4D

10.2B

11.7A

10.6a

Mean

18.4e

23.1c

27.1a

 

18.6d

22.5c

26.6a

 

9.1c

10.7b

12.3a

 

8.7c

10.0b

11.8a

 

Mean of Ideal cv.

22.8 A

22.6 A

10.7 A

10.2 A

 

Rootstocks and water levels

Cobalt

17.6d

21.2c

25.8a

21.5C

17.8d

21.6c

25.3b

21.6B

9.0c

10.4b

12.1a

10.5A

8.6c

10.0b

11.9a

10.2A

Strong-Tosa

18.6d

21.6c

26.1a

22.2B

18.3d

22.1c

25.0b

21.8B

9.5c

10.7b

12.3a

10.8A

8.7c

10.2b

11.9a

10.3A

Non-grafted

19.0d

23.3b

27.0a

23.1A

18.8d

22.8c

26.8a

22.8A

8.7c

10.7b

12.2a

10.5A

8.6c

10.4b

11.7a

10.2A

Mean

18.4C

22.0B

26.3A

 

18.3C

22.2B

25.7A

 

9.1C

10.6B

12.2A

 

8.6C

10.2B

11.8A