Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 8, Issue 3&4,2010
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Performance of ‘Clausellina’ mandarin on four rootstocks


M. Angeles Forner-Giner 1*, Juan Jose Hueso 2, Jose Maria Agüera 2, Juan B. Forner 1

Recieved Date: 2010-07-30, Accepted Date: 2010-10-30


This study, carried out in Almería (Spain), evaluates the performance of ‘Clausellina’ mandarin on four rootstocks: Carrizo citrange [Citrus sinensis (L.) Osb. x Poncirus trifoliata (L.) Raf.]; C. volkameriana Ten. and Pasq.; and, the two new hybrids ‘C-13’ (C. depressa Hay. x P. trifoliata) obtained at the University of California Citrus Research Center and ‘020326’ [Troyer citrange (C. sinensis x P. trifoliata) x Cleopatra mandarin] obtained at the Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Agrarias in Valencia (Spain). Soil was sandy, with pH>8 and electric conductivity below 4.5 mmhos cm-1 in the saturation extract. Yield was weighed during the first nine harvests, fruit quality was determined in the 5th and 9th harvests and tree size was evaluated annually from 3 to 11 years after planting. Trees on C. volkameriana rootstock were the biggest and produced the highest yield, followed by trees on Carrizo citrange. Trees on the C-13 hybrid selection were the most efficient in yield m-3 of canopy volume. There were few differences between rootstocks in terms of fruit quality.


Citrus, fruit quality, hybrids, tree size, yield, rootstocks, Carrizo citrange, Clausellina mandarin, Citrus volkameriana, C-13

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2010
Volume: 8
Issue: 3&4
Category: Agriculture
Pages: 328-331

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