Thus, earlier slip pruning may have more positive effects on average fruit quality than later pruning. Gonzalez R (2009) Data Analysis for Experimental Design. Different producers of a cultivar locally known as Sugarloaf, but possibly equal to cv. The lower TSS and higher pH in Exp. If you really can’t stand to see another ad again, then please consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. Plants were ranked according to infructescence length from the smallest to the highest values per plot and then allocated to six classes. Prune sage in the springtime. This creates a nasty wound on the tree. Front Plant Sci 5:670. doi:10.3389/fpls.2014.00670, Fassinou Hotegni VN, Lommen WJM, Agbossou EK, Struik PC (2015) Influence of weight and type of planting material on fruit quality and its heterogeneity in pineapple [Ananas comosus (L.) Merill]. California Privacy Statement, IITA/CTA/ISNAR. Avoid cutting into the older woody part of the plant as this can result in non-productive branches. We know ads can be annoying, but they’re what allow us to make all of wikiHow available for free. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.
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\u00a9 2020 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. A two-way ANOVA for a split-plot design was used; the proportion of plants with slips was transformed using arcsine transformation on the square root of the proportions before the analysis. Consequently it is not recommended to farmers in Benin to prune the slips. International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Norman JC (1976) Influence of slip size, deslipping and decrowning on the ‘Sugarloaf’ pineapple. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. Producao e qualidade do fruto. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.
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\u00a9 2020 wikiHow, Inc. All rights reserved. The authors declare that they have no competing interests. Sugarloaf was additionally confirmed by the fact that the P-values in the data set containing only plants with slips were not clearly lower than the P-values in the data set including all plants. Due to the overlap between the generative phase and the propagative phase the generative phase is not only characterized by development and growth of the fruit; also new shoots develop during that phase, such as slips (produced on the peduncle at the base of the fruit), hapas (produced above ground from the stem at the junction of the stem and the peduncle), suckers (side shoots originating on the stem) (Hepton 2003) and the crown. Late-season pruning, like in the fall, is not a good idea because the wounds might not be fully healed before winter starts. The lack of a consistent significant effect of pruning on the variation in fruit quality attributes might be a direct consequence of the lack of effect of pruning on individual fruit quality. Young Satsuma trees generally don't need any pruning. Heterogeneity in fruit quality (size and taste) is a major problem in pineapple production chains. The fraction of plants pruned had only a significant effect on variation in crown length in Expt 1; fruits from plots where no slips were pruned, showed the lowest CV in crown length, although not significantly different from fruits from plots in which slips were pruned from all plants (Table 4). A practical criterion for farmers to identify the least developed plants after flower induction would be the length of the developing infructescence. Supplement J R Stat Soc 3(1):68–78, Article  Sci Hortic 69(1):51–59. If you don't use a three-part cut for large branches, they might tear the bark off when they fall. Pruning will make way for tender new growth that will be vulnerable to the cold and may be damaged or killed. Take off one-third of the new growth. You don't want a branch or thorn poking you in the eye. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.
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