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Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura
On-line version ISSN 1806-9967
BASTOS, Débora Costa et al. Early development of star fruit scion by grafting and cuttings. Rev. Bras. Frutic. [online]. 2005, vol.27, n.2, pp.338-340. ISSN 1806-9967. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-29452005000200039.
In the present fruit culture, the search for cropping methods for reduction of production time is important. In this sense, the use of different methods of propagation is essential. To compare those two methods, this study was developed with the objective of evaluate the effect of different methods of propagation and growth seasons on the early development of star fruit scion. The experimental design was completely randomized, in a subdivided parcel scheme, with seven replicates and seven plants each plot. The plots were constituted of grafting and cutting scions and the collection time (autumn, spring, summer and winter) the sub portion, being appraised every four months, the height of the plants and the diameter of the stem. It was concluded that the grafted scions presented larger growth rates in height, and consequently, higher vigor, however, the scion from cuttings presents more precocious production of fruits.
Keywords : Averrhoa carambola; cutting; grafting; scion production.