Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura
Print version ISSN 0100-2945
FEHLAUER, Tércio Jacques; RODRIGUES-OTUBO, Benedita Maria; SANDRINI, Márcio and DESTRO, Deonisio. Characterization of the production of banana genotypes in Bonito region, Mato Gosso do Sul State. Rev. Bras. Frutic. [online]. 2010, vol.32, n.3, pp. 938-943. Epub Aug 20, 2010. ISSN 0100-2945. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-29452010005000079.
This work aimed to evaluate the behaviour of four banana genotypes: FHIA 1,FHIA 18 hybrids and Caipira and Prata-Anã cultivars during the first production cycle under the environmental conditions of Bonito - MS. The FHIA 1 and FHIA 18 hybrids presented the highest yield with 27 and 24.5 t/ha respectively. The hybrids were statistically highest of the cultivars for the characters bunch mass, number of hand, raquis mass and total mass of fruits. The hybrids and Caipira cultivar presented similar mean for total number of fruits, with FHIA 18 hybrid presenting the highest mean of 119.30. In relation to the production cycle, the FHIA 18 hybrid and the cultivars showed the same cycle from flowering to harvest (142 days). FHIA 18 hybrid and 'Prata-Anã' presented shorter cycle up to flowering while FHIA 1 hybrid, that was later, presented a shorter period from flowering to harvest (120 days). From the results obtained in this evaluation, FHIA 1 and FHIA 18 hybrids presented larger productivity. The FHIA 18 hybrid had the lower production cycle in Bonito-MS region.
Keywords : Musa spp; cultivars; hybrids; production cycle.