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Phosphorus, Potassium and Nitrate Contents in Fruit of Pickling Cucumbers Grown in a High Tunnel

Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 2016, Vol.44(2) [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Phosphorus, Potassium and Nitrate Contents in Fruit of Pickling Cucumbers Grown in a High Tunnel
  • Author: Neata, Gabriela ; Hoza, Gheorghita ; Basaraba, Adrian ; Petcuci, Andrei ; Sima, Rodica ; Neata, Gabriela ; Hoza, Gheorghita ; Basaraba, Adrian ; Petcuci, Andrei ; Sima, Rodica
  • Found In: Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 2016, Vol.44(2) [Peer Reviewed Journal]
  • Subjects: Botany
  • Language: English
  • Description: Pickling cucumbers are highly important both for fresh consumption and for canning industry. This study aimed to compare differences in yield and quality of eight pickling cucumber cultivars, including 'Cor 12004', 'IGG 2010', 'IGG 2020', 'SM 5322', 'SM 5323', 'Zayin 201', 'Zayin 175201' and 'Trilogy'. The cucumber cultivars were laid out in a high tunnel crop and evaluated for vegetative traits (i.e. vine length, nodes per vine and branches per vine), yield attributes (i.e. fruits per main stem, average weight of fruit and fruits weight per plant) and fruits quality components (nitrate, phosphate and potassium mg kg-1). The results showed significant differences (P12 cm), revealed a declining value with increase in the cucumber length. The study findings suggest that irrespective of the cultivar, the amount of nitrate was higher in shorter cucumbers (6-9 cm length) although all recorded values (between 192.7 and 364.3 mg kg-1 fresh matter) being under maximum accepted limit concentrations. The amount of phosphate was higher in medium to long cucumbers, while the amount of potassium was higher in shorter cucumbers.
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0255965X ; DOI: 10.15835/nbha.44.2.10354

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