Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira
Print version ISSN 0100-204X
OLIVEIRA, Camilo Augusto Pinto de et al. Banana genotypes in three cycles at Zona da Mata Mineira region. Pesq. agropec. bras. [online]. 2007, vol.42, n.2, pp. 173-181. ISSN 0100-204X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-204X2007000200005.
The objective of this work was to evaluate during three cycles the main vegetative characteristics of the genotypes Prata Anã, Grande Naine, Caipira, Nam, Pioneira, FHIA-01, FHIA-18, PV03-44 and SH3640, aiming to incorporate new genotypes to commercial production systems. An experiment was carried out at Zona da Mata Mineira region during three crop cycles, in randomized block design, with nine treatments (genotypes) and three replications (cycles). Height, precocity, number of leaves, resistance to Yellow Sigatoka and plant suckers were evaluated. The variety Grande Naine had the lower height, while Prata Anã, FHIA-01 and SH3640, the larger diameter. The genotypes that presented higher precocity were Pioneira and FHIA-18. The varieties Nam and Caipira presented the highest numbers and precocity of suckers. The genotypes FHIA-01, FHIA-18 and SH3640 were superiors in relation to the characteristics evaluated.
Keywords : Musa spp.; precocity; hybrid; variety.