Evaluating the Performance of Eleven Olive Cultivars in Fars Province of Iran

Document Type: Research paper

Authors

1 Research Instructor, Fars Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education Center, Shiraz, Iran

2 Associate Professor of Research, Horticultural Science Research Institute, Karaj, Iran

3 Student, Department of Horticultural Science, College of Agriculture, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

Abstract

Olive (Olea europaea L.) consumption and production are socially and economically important in Iran. The aim of this experiment was to evaluate the vegetative characteristics, floral biology, fruit characteristics, oil percentage, and yield of eleven olive cvs. (‘Arbequina’, ‘Amygdalolia’, ‘Bledy’, ‘Roghani’, ‘Zard’, ‘Sevillana’, ‘Koroneiki’, ‘Conservalia’, ‘Gordal Sevillana’, ‘Manzanilla’, and ‘Mission’) in Kazeroun olive research station, Fars province, Iran. This experiment, conducted in completely randomized blocks design with three replications, was active for five years, 2004 until 2008. The results exhibited morphological trait differences across the cultivars. ‘Amygdalolia’ and ‘Conservalia’ were suitable in subtropical areas for canning and oil, ‘Sevillana’, ‘Manzanilla’, and ‘Gordal Sevillana’ as canning ‘Arbequina’ and ‘Koroneiki’ can be grown as oil cultivars in subtropical climate.
 

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