Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura
Print version ISSN 0100-2945
ROZANE, Danilo Eduardo et al. Production of seedlings of star fruit 'B-10' and 'Golden Star': I biological parameters. Rev. Bras. Frutic. [online]. 2011, vol.33, n.4, pp. 1300-1307. ISSN 0100-2945. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-29452011000400031.
Brazil is one of the greatest producer of star fruit in the world, however, there are few scientific information, especially studies of mineral nutrition with seedlings of this fruitful. In order to contribute with the knowledge of this important aspect, it was developed a study that allowed evaluating the growth and the accumulation of nutrients in seedlings of star fruits trees, cultivated in nutritional solution. The experiment was realize in split plot, with two cultivars ('B-10' and 'Golden Star') and as subplots, five collecting periods of plants, realized in 208, 233, 258, 283 and 308 days after the transplantation to nutritional solution, with 3 repetitions. The seedlings had been cultivated in pots (8L) with nutritional solution (pH=5.5 ± 0.5), with aeration. The experiment started on 08-24-2005. In the different parts of the seedlings (leaves, stem and roots), it was evaluated the growth and the accumulation of nutrients and nutritional ratios. It did not have differences in the growth and, in general, in the accumulation of the dry matter between the two cultivars. There was linear accumulation of the dry matter of the seedlings of star fruit trees with the cultivation period, it was bigger in leaves > stem > roots. The period of greater accumulation of dry matter and the tax of relative growth in the entire plant was between 208 - 233 and 233 - 258 days after the transplantation for 'B-10' and 'Golden Star' respectively.
Keywords : Averrhoa carambola L; nutritional requeriments; nutrient solution; uptake rate.