The experiment conducted in EPAMIG’s experimental station at São Sebastião do Paraíso, MG, to evaluate percentage of empty fruits and fruit ripening, of Catuaí Vermelho (IAC 44, IAC 81, and IAC 99) and Catuai Amarelo (IAC 47, IAC 62, and IAC 86), all Catuai lineages, from 1994 to 1999, planted isolated and in different combinations. A randomized block design was used, with 3 replications and 14 lineages combination as treatment, each plot with six plants, spaced 3.5 by 1.0 m, respectively among interrows and lines. Lineages cultivars were grouped and planted isolated and in multi-lines at proposition of 33% and 50%. Six characteristics were evaluated, and averages compared by Duncan test. There were no differences in planting systems over the fruit maturation stages and empty fruits.
Coffee; fruit ripening; Coffea arabica; multi-lines; isolated