RESEARCH REGARDING FRUIT YIELD OF SOME VARIETIES OF HIGHBUSH BLUEBERRY IN THE THIRD HARVESTING YEAR IN THE CONDITIONS OF LOW HILL AREA FROM WESTERN ROMANIA – CASE STUDY PUBLISHED

Maria Marina MERCA (LAIEȘ)1, Veronica SĂRĂȚEANU2, Otilia COTUNA2,3 1 University of Craiova, 2Banat’s University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine “King Michael I of Romania” from Timişoara veronica.sarateanu@gmail.com
The purpose of this work is to assess the suitability for cultivation of some varieties of Vaccinium corymbosum L. (highbush blueberry) in the low hill area from Western Romania. The importance of this kind of research is given to the increase of the interest for cultivation of this species in our country there being necessary assessments regarding the proper area for cultivation to help the interested farmers and researchers with recommendations in this topic. The work presents response of the highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) yield in the ecological conditions of low hill area from Western Romania (Caraș-Severin County) in 2020. The researches were developed on a highbush blueberry plantation of 22.07 hectares from the locality Gherteniș on three varieties. The plantation was set in 2015. The varieties analysed from the point of view of the yields were Duke, Hannah’s Choice and Elliot. The results were targeted on the analysis of the yield in the third year of harvesting, respectively the fifth year from planting. According with the obtained results the cultivation of highbush blueberry has perspectives in the low hill area from western Romania. The best yield was obtained in the variety Duke, this being the most productive in comparison with the other two analysed varieties from this plantation.
Vaccinium corymbosum L., highbush blueberry, blueberry yield
Field crops and pastures
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