Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura
On-line version ISSN 1806-9967
DAMATTO JUNIOR, Erval Rafael et al. Banana production under different conditions in Tenerife island. Rev. Bras. Frutic. [online]. 2009, vol.31, n.2, pp. 596-601. ISSN 1806-9967. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-29452009000200040.
Aiming to characterize the production and the banana quality produced in different plantation conditions of Tenerife Island, three regions of the island were studied (Cueva del Polvo, Hoya Melleque and Canaria Forestal) where bananas of Gruesa, Gran Enana and Laja cultivars are produced in open-air conditions. In Cueva del Polvo and Hoya Melleque the production was carried out in conventional management, while in Canaria Forestal the plants were carried out under organic system. Plants spacing was 1.67 x 5.0 m, with two plants per hole; 1.3 x 3.0 m, with one plant per hole and; 2.0 x 5.0 m, with two plants per hole, respectivitly to Cueva del Polvo, Hoya Melleque and Canaria Forestal. Our data show that plants of Gran Enana are higher and Gruesa plants have the thickest pseudostem. Differences were not found regarding the physical fruit characteristics and the average yield was 99.8 t.ha-1.
Keywords : Musa sp.; cultivars; organic fertilization; production.