EFFECT OF CITRUS ROOTSTOCKS ON LEAF MINERAL COMPOSITION OF 'OKITSU', 'CLAUSELLINA', AND 'SILVERHILL' MANDARIN CULTIVARS


TOPLU C., UYGUR V., KAPLANKIRAN M., Demirkeser T. H. , YILDIZ E.

JOURNAL OF PLANT NUTRITION, vol.35, no.9, pp.1329-1340, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01904167.2012.684125
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PLANT NUTRITION
  • Page Numbers: pp.1329-1340

Abstract

Citrus performance is strongly related with rootstock. This study was conducted to investigate leaf nutrient contents of 'Okitsu', 'Clausellina' and 'Silverhill' mandarin cultivars budded onto sour orange, 'Carrizo' and 'Troyer' citrange rootstocks in Dortyol, Turkey in 2004 and 2005. The maximum nitrogen (N), potassium (K), and copper (Cu) contents were determined for 'Clausellina'; phosphorus (P) for 'Okitsu'; and sodium (Na) for 'Silverhill'. Calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), and zinc (Zn) uptake were similar for the mandarin cultivars. 'Carrizo' citrange at N, K, Mg, Mn, and Cu uptake; 'Troyer' citrange at N, P, K, and Fe uptake; and common sour orange at Ca, Zn, and Na uptake was superior on the other rootstocks. It was observed that 'Carrizo' and 'Troyer' citrange rootstocks had advantages over sour orange in nutrient uptake. Thus, growth performance, yield, and quality parameters considered, 'Carrizo' and/or 'Troyer' citranges could be suggested as rootstocks for the studied mandarin cultivars under similar ecological conditions.