Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura
Print version ISSN 0100-2945
OLIVEIRA, Roberto Pedroso de; SCIVITTARO, Walkyria Bueno and FINKENAUER, Daiana. Camino Real strawberry yield in tunnel system. Rev. Bras. Frutic. [online]. 2008, vol.30, n.3, pp. 681-684. ISSN 0100-2945. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-29452008000300020.
The aim of this work was to evaluate the 'Camino Real' strawberry yield that is a cultivar recently introduced from California, and to compare it to 'Aromas' and 'Camarosa' under climatic conditions of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The experiment was carried out in Pelotas, using tunnel system, fertirrigation and runners imported from Chile.. The runners were transplanted to space of 35 cm between rows and between plants, in May 2006. Weekly, from August to December, data on fruit fresh matter and number of fruits produced in each experimental unit were collected. The experimental design was a randomized complete block with split plot, with four replications. The experimental unit consisted of 21 plants. The fruit yield of 'Camino Real' (1121.2 g of commercial fruits per plant per year) is similar to Aromas (1043.3 g) and to Camarosa (1038.3 g) cultivars. Their fruits are bigger and with higher fresh matter (24.6 g) than Camarosa (19.5 g) and Aromas (17.9 g) cultivars, but in small number. The highest average of fresh fruit matter of the Camino Real cultivar is 30,7g, in the 12th week of harvest.
Keywords : Fragaria x ananassa Duch.; 'Aromas'; 'Camarosa'; yield; fruit fresh matter.