Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura
Print version ISSN 0100-2945
DALASTRA, Idiana Marina et al. Pruning time in the production of 'Roxo de Valinhos' green fig in organic sistem in the west region of Paraná State . Rev. Bras. Frutic. [online]. 2009, vol.31, n.2, pp. 447-453. ISSN 0100-2945. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-29452009000200019.
The objective of this work was to verify the effect of pruning time on growth and production of the 'Roxo de Valinhos' fig tree fruit grown in the West Paraná region, under organic system, for the production of green figs. The design utilized was randomized blocks with four blocks and six treatments - the pruning times: April, May, June, July, August and September. In each plot, made up of three useful plants, data concerning the cropping cycles of 2007/2008 were collected. The variable phenologies, final medium length of the branches, month production (number and medium mass of fruits per plant and estimate productivity, from the months of October to February), accumulated production, estimate accumulated productivity and average fresh mass of the fruits. There were yield differences among pruning times; the July and August pruned plants presented higher yields, from December to February, with production pick in January.
Keywords : Ficus carica L; anticipated production; harvesting time; phenology.