Growth, Yield and Fruit Quality of Strawberry (Frageria ananasa Dutch) under Different Phosphorus Levels

Husain Ahmad, Muhammad Sajjid, Sikandar Hayat, Rizwan Ullah, Muhammad Ali, Abbas Jamal, Ali Rahman, Zubair Aman, Jawad Ali

Abstract


Strawberry fruit takes less time for production and is easily multiplied. Fruiting is an exhaustive process and depletes nutrients especially phosphorus as it is highly immobile in the soil. An experiment was conducted in The University of Peshawar, Pakistan to evaluate different level of Phosphorous on growth, yield and fruit quality of Strawberry Cv Chandler. Results show that Phosphorus at 90 kg ha-1 significantly influenced the days to flowering (102.66) of strawberry plants while, at 80 kg ha-1 significantly affected days to fruit set (2.98), days to fruit maturity (20.05), Number of fruits (7.50) and Total fruit yield tons ha-1(3.61). Fruit size (6.42 cm3) was significantly affected at 70 kg ha-1. Similarly, Ascorbic acid (62.61), percent acidity (0.64) and Total soluble solids (7.83) were significantly affected by phosphorus at 60 kg ha-1


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22158/ra.v2n2p19

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