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SILVA, Gilson Silverio da; FILHO, Arthur Bernardes Cecílio; BARBOSA, José Carlos and ALVES, Anarlete Ursulino. Growth and yield of red cabbage as affected by distances between rows and plants. Bragantia [online]. 2011, vol.70, n.3, pp.538-543. ISSN 0006-8705. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0006-87052011000300008.
An experiment was carried out from May 19 to September 17, 2008, in Jaboticabal, State of São Paulo, Brazil, with the aim of evaluating the effects of spacing between rows (0.4, 0.6, 0.8 and 1.0 m) and between plants (0.3, 0.4 and 0.5 m) on the growth and yield of cabbage. The experimental design was a randomized complete block with treatments in a factorial scheme 4 x 3, and three replications. Small spacing between rows or between plants reduced the number of leaves, leaf area, dry matter of leaves and head fresh weight, whereas the leaf area index and yield increased. The highest yield (4.56 kg m-2) was obtained with 0.6 m between rows and 0.3 m between plants.
Keywords : Brassica oleraceae var. capitata; population density; plant population.