Scientia Horticulturae 230 (2018) 86–91 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Scientia Horticulturae journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/scihorti Research paper Foliar calcium fertilization reduces fruit cracking in pomegranate (Punica granatum cv. Ardestani) a a, b b a Sohrab Davarpanah , Ali Tehranifar , Javier Abadía , Jesús Val , Gholamhossein Davarynejad , c d Mehdi Aran , Reza Khorassani Department of Horticultural Science and Landscape, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran Department of Plant Nutrition, Estación Experimental de Aula Dei (CSIC), Zaragoza, Spain Department of Horticultural Science, College of Agriculture, University of Zabol, Zabol, Iran Department of Soil Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keywords: An experiment was conducted to assess the eﬀects of foliar sprays of a calcium fertilizer containing nanoparticles Punica granatum (nano-Ca) and calcium chloride (CaCl .2H O) on the yield and quality of pomegranate fruits cv. Ardestani, 2 2 Calcium spray during two consecutive years, 2014 and 2015. The nano-Ca fertilizer was sprayed at concentrations of 0.25 and Fruit cracking −1 −1 0.50 g Ca L , and CaCl .2H O was used at concentrations of 1 and 2% (2.73 and 5.45 g Ca L ), with treat- 2 2 Total phenolic compounds ments being
Scientia Horticulturae – Elsevier
Published: Jan 7, 2018
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