Al-Hosni A.S.,General of Agricultural and Livestock Research |
Mustafa S.,General of Agricultural and Livestock Research |
Al-Busaidi K.,General of Agricultural and Livestock Research |
Al-Jabri M.,General of Agricultural and Livestock Research |
Al-Azri H.,General of Agricultural and Livestock Research
Acta Horticulturae | Year: 2011
The performance of 'Hamlin' orange (Citrus sinensis L. Osbeck) grafted on si× rootstocks: Volkamer lemon (C. volkameriana Ten. and Pasq.), Cleopatra Mandarin (C. reshni Hort. e× Tan.), Rangpur lime (C. limonia Osb.), Troyer Citrange (C. sinensis × P. trifoliate) and Acid lime (C. aurantifolia) was compared to trees on most common rootstock Sour orange (C. aurantifolia). The trial was conducted under subtropical climate of Sohar, Northern Oman, from 2000 through 2006 harvest seasons. Trees on Acid lime, Sour orange, and Rangpur lime were the most productive. Yields from trees on Troyer Citrange and Cleopatra were the least productive. Cleopatra Mandarin, Sour orange and Acid lime had the highest juice percentage. 'Hamlin' on Volkamer had the lowest TSS whereas on Sour orange it had the highest. No effect of rootstocks was observed on acidity. TSS/acid ratio was the highest with Sour orange. 'Hamlin' trees grafted on Volkamer and Cleopatra Mandarin showed the highest granulation (33.3%) compared with the other rootstocks (26.7%).