EVALUATING ECONOMIC VALUE OF 23 STRAWBERRY CULTIVARS IN THE CLIMATIC CONDITIONS OF CENTRAL EUROPE
Justyna Wójcik-SeligaResearch Institute of Horticulture, Skierniewice, Poland
Marcin StudnickiDepartment of Experimental Design and Bioinformatics, Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, Warsaw, Poland
Elżbieta Wójcik-GrontDepartment of Experimental Design and Bioinformatics, Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, Warsaw, Poland
Aim of the project was to test 23 strawberry cultivars in the climate of Poland and evaluate their economic value. 13 of discussed cultivars were newly bread in Poland and 10 are of foreign origin including cultivars that were never tested in East–Central Europe. All of these cultivars were evaluated in comparison to the 4 standard cultivars used in Poland. The experiment was conducted between 2004 and 2011 in central Poland in the Research Institute of Horticulture in Skierniewice. The data were analyzed using linear mixed model. The results shows that cultivar ‘Paladyn’ performed exceptionally well regarding yield and fruit size. Thus, it is one of the best cultivars for including into canon strawberry cultivars, not only in Poland.
The rest of tested cultivars, especially those with foreign origin, may need specific treatment or more investigation to accomplish more in the climatic conditions of this geographical region.
Keywords:strawberry yield, fruit size, harvest, adaptive response, linear mixed model
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