African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6688

Full Length Research Paper

Fruit performances of the selected fig types in Turkey

Mikdat ÅžimÅŸek    
Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, Bingöl University, Bingöl, 12000, Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 29 September 2009
  •  Published: 11 November 2009

Abstract

In this study, fruit performances of some types of fig (Ficus carica L.) were determined in Dara and Yardere villages of Mardin, Turkey. Seven fig types were evaluated in the study for two years. A lot of pomological characteristics to determine the fruit performances of the these types were examined during the 2004 and 2005. According to the averages in two years, fruit weight ranged between 56.29 and 30.88 g, fruit length ranged from 41.80 to 31.97 mm, ostiolum width ranged between 3.90 and 2.44 mm, total soluble solids content (TSS) ranged between 23.40 and 18.25% and acidity ranged between 0.29 and 0.14%. 47-00-4, 47-00-6 and 47-00-7 types scored the highest in overall quality according to the results of the weighted ranked method.

                                                                      

Key words: Ficus carica, Southeast Anatolia region climate, fruit performance, table fig, selection.