Yield and quality of wild strawberry (Fragaria vesca L.) cultivars 'Regina delle Valli' and 'Alpine' cultivated in soil, as the traditional production system, and in soilless (both in open air and protected environments), as an innovative and sustainable production system, were investigated in a marginal and inner area of the Pistoiese Apennine Mountains during two production seasons. An earlier marketable production was obtained in soilless culture, but total marketable yield was higher from plants grown in a traditional open-field environment. Fruits obtained from the protected soilless system were larger, but developed some mildew, had some visual defects, and revealed a reduced skin chroma index, flesh firmness, and total soluble solids content compared to fruits harvested from plants grown under direct sunlight, while no significant differences were observed in total titratable acidity and pH between growing systems. 'Alpine' was more suited to soilless protected cultivation, with a much higher yield compared to 'Regina delle Valli'. Physicochemical properties of berries were not affected by the cultivar, but fruit quality changed with plant age and seasonal crop cycle. 'Alpine' fruits gained a greater sensorial preference, both in traditional soil and soilless culture.

Soilless systems as an alternative to wild strawberry (Fragaria vesca L.) traditional open-field cultivation in marginal lands of the Tuscan Apennines to enhance crop yield and producers’ income / Nin, Stefania; Petrucci, WILLIAM ANTONIO; Giordani, Edgardo; Marinelli, Cristian. - In: JOURNAL OF HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE AND BIOTECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 1462-0316. - STAMPA. - 93:(2018), pp. 323-335. [10.1080/14620316.2017.1372110]

Soilless systems as an alternative to wild strawberry (Fragaria vesca L.) traditional open-field cultivation in marginal lands of the Tuscan Apennines to enhance crop yield and producers’ income

NIN, STEFANIA;PETRUCCI, WILLIAM ANTONIO;GIORDANI, EDGARDO;
2018

Abstract

Yield and quality of wild strawberry (Fragaria vesca L.) cultivars 'Regina delle Valli' and 'Alpine' cultivated in soil, as the traditional production system, and in soilless (both in open air and protected environments), as an innovative and sustainable production system, were investigated in a marginal and inner area of the Pistoiese Apennine Mountains during two production seasons. An earlier marketable production was obtained in soilless culture, but total marketable yield was higher from plants grown in a traditional open-field environment. Fruits obtained from the protected soilless system were larger, but developed some mildew, had some visual defects, and revealed a reduced skin chroma index, flesh firmness, and total soluble solids content compared to fruits harvested from plants grown under direct sunlight, while no significant differences were observed in total titratable acidity and pH between growing systems. 'Alpine' was more suited to soilless protected cultivation, with a much higher yield compared to 'Regina delle Valli'. Physicochemical properties of berries were not affected by the cultivar, but fruit quality changed with plant age and seasonal crop cycle. 'Alpine' fruits gained a greater sensorial preference, both in traditional soil and soilless culture.
2018
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Nin, Stefania; Petrucci, WILLIAM ANTONIO; Giordani, Edgardo; Marinelli, Cristian
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