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Ciência e Agrotecnologia
Print version ISSN 1413-7054
SILVA, Sebastião de Oliveira e et al. Evaluation of banana Cavendish clones in Cruz das Almas City, Bahia State, Brazil. Ciênc. agrotec. [online]. 2004, vol.28, n.6, pp. 1247-1258. ISSN 1413-7054. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-70542004000600005.
Sixty-nine clones of Cavendish type bananas (49 Nanicão and 20 Grande Naine) collected in the States of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Bahia and Santa Catarina were evaluated. The clones were established in an experimental area at the Cassava and Fruit Crops Research Center - EMBRAPA, using micro-aspersion irrigation, in plants spaced at 3.0 m x 2.0 m, and conducted with three plants/bushes. Random blocks were used with five replications and five plants per plot. All cultural requirements for the crop were carried out. For the clone evaluations, the following variables were considered: plant height in centimeters (PH); number of days from planting to yield (ND); weight of bunch in kilograms (WB); number of fruits per bunch (FB) and length of fruit in centimeters (LF). The results obtained showed medium variability in all the characteristics evaluated and five clones of Grande Naine (G.N. Taperão, G.N.Rossete, G.N. Willians, G.N. Magário, G.N. SC-074) and four of Nanicão (N. IAC Green Vault, N. Rossete, N. SC-0008 and N. SC-063) were selected for presenting superior characteristics.
Keywords : Musa sp; breeding; variability; mutations; varieties.