Pollen production and quality of pepper grown in unheated greenhouses during winter and the effects of bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) pollination on fruit yield and quality


Abak K., Dasgan H. , Ikiz O., Uygun N., Sayalan M., Kaftanoglu O., ...Daha Fazla

7th International Symposium on Pollination, Pollination - From Theory to Practise, Lethbridge, Kanada, 23 - 28 Haziran 1996, ss.303-307 identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
  • Cilt numarası:
  • Doi Numarası: 10.17660/actahortic.1997.437.37
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Lethbridge
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Kanada
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.303-307

Özet

Quantity and quality of pollen in pepper grown in low temperature greenhouses and the effects of Bumblebee pollination on fruit yield and quality were investigated. The number of pollen grains produced in February, March and April were 4.05 x 10(5), 2.89 x 10(5) and 4.07 x 10', respectively. Viability of pollen was 47.0%, 31.5%, 61.8% and pollen germination ratios In vitro were 1.0%, 3.0% and 17.0% for these months respectively. The average pepper yield, weight of fruit, diameter of fruit and the number of seeds increased 4.0%, 10.0%, 6.0% and 12.5%, respectively in the Bumblebee pollinated group compared to the control group in greenhouse trials. Similarly, in commercial greenhouses the average early and total yields increased 29.6% and 22.4%; and fruit weight, diameter, volume and flesh thickness were also positively influenced.

Quantity and quality of pollen in pepper grown in low temperature greenhouses and the effects ofBumblebee pollination on fruit yield and quality were investigated. The number of pollen grains produced inFebruary, March and April were 4.05 x 10(5), 2.89 x 10(5) and 4.07 x 10', respectively. Viability of pollenwas 47.0%, 31.5%, 61.8% and pollen germination ratios In vitro were 1.0%, 3.0% and 17.0% for these months respectively. The average pepper yield, weight of fruit, diameter of fruit and the number of seeds increased 4.0%, 10.0%, 6.0% and 12.5%, respectively in the Bumblebee pollinated group compared to thecontrol group in greenhouse trials. Similarly, in commercial greenhouses the average early and total yields increased 29.6% and 22.4%; and fruit weight, diameter, volume and flesh thickness were also positively influenced.