versão On-line ISSN 1806-9991
RIZZO, Adriana A. do N.; CHAVES, Francisco C.M.; LAURA, Valdemir Antonio e GOTO, Rumy. Evaluation of grafting types and rootstocks for muskmelon. Hortic. Bras. [online]. 2004, vol.22, n.4, pp. 808-810. ISSN 1806-9991. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-05362004000400030.
Three grafting types and five rootstocks for 'Bônus nº 2' muskmelon, as well as the fruit quality of grafted plants, were evaluated in a greenhouse, in Botucatu, São Paulo State, Brazil. The 15 treatments were distributed in randomized blocks with 3 replications. The survival rate, mean weight, longitudinal and transversal diameter of fruits and percentage of total soluble solids were evaluated in grafted plants. The best results for 'Bônus nº 2' were obtained using grafting by cleft graft and lateral drilling in combination with 'Shelper' as rootstocks.
Palavras-chave : Cucumis melo var. reticulatus; greenhouse; fruit quality.