Influence of size of pineapple slips on plant growth, fruit weight and quality in graded and mixed plantings
AbstractThe effect of the size of the slip on plant growth fruit weight and quality in graded and mixed plantings was studied in a plant crop of 'Singapore Spanish' pineapple. The planting of large slips resulted in more vigorous plants and heavier fruits than those from smaller slips. Large slips also produced fruit with a higher acid content than did the small ones. Except for plant height at the ninth month, graded planting did not show any advantage over mixed planting.