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Group Title: Celery variety trials.
Title: Celery variety trials. 1978
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Title: Celery variety trials. 1978
Series Title: Celery variety trials.
Translated Title: Research Report -University of Florida Agricultural Research and Education Center ; 78-7 ( English )
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Language: English
Creator: White, J. M.
Publisher: University of Florida, Agricultural Research and Education Center
Publication Date: 1978
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Research Report CF78-7 May 18, 1978

Celery Variety Trials, 1978

J. M. White
Assistant Horticulturist


Nine varieties or promising breeding lines of celery were compared in repli-
cated trials and 20 lines were compared in observational trials on Clonts' Farm,
Zellwood, Florida.
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Seeds were sown October 26, 1977, in Belle lade. The celery was mchanically
transplanted into the grower's field in Zellwood on Febrry 10 1978. he grower
maintained the plot as he did his own celery. s werw24e 'lnci es on center with
plants 6.5 inches apart. Approximately 35 plant were set per plot. Si repli-
cations in a randomized block design was used fo ie..pl yiWVe.ftiiaict two
replications were used for the observational tri -The-soil-tye-was-an
Everglades mucky peat.

Rainfall during the season included: after February 10 2.6 inches;
March, 1.8 inches; May 1 to 3, 0.0. Water was not a limiting factor since over-
head irrigation was used after transplanting and the water table was maintained in
lateral ditches to provide adequate soil moisture.

The trial was harvested on May 3. Harvest was 82 days after transplanting.
Marketable yield (expressed as 60-pound units per acre), average weight per stalk,
per cent number of stalks that were marketable, per cent number of stalks which
had bolted, and average petiole length (in centimeters) are included in Tables 1
and 2 for each variety or line evaluated.

Testing for bolting was a major part of this trial. Commercial fields
adjacent to the plots were being harvested 1-2 weeks early because of bolting
problems. This trial may have been harvested 5-10 days early for optimum bolting
results. The standard lines, June Belle and Fla. 2-14, were 53 and 75.3% bolted.
Line M68-29-5 had no bolts at harvest. Four other lines had less than 12% bolts
at harvest (Table 1).

M68-29-5 and M68-27 had the highest yield and largest average marketable
weight per stalk. The slightly lower yield of M68-27 was due to bolting (11.3%).

The petiole length was measured from the base to the first node of one
petiole on a random sample from each of five plants in each replication.
Fla. 2-14 and M68-27 had the longest petiole length at 28.2 cm. M68-29AA had the
shortest average petiole length at 24.1 cm.

In the observational trial (Table 2) eight of 20 lines had yields above 700
crates per acre. 1752A 21A yielded 146 crates per acre due to having 86% of the
stalks bolted. Four lines had 12% or less bolters while 12 lines had 25% or
more bolters.

This trial was conducted in cooperation with Prof. E. A. Wolf, AREC-Belle
Glade, who furnished the plants and Clonts' Farm, who furnished the land and
materials to grow the celery.










Table 1.-Summary of replicated celery
Florida, 1978.


trial on Clonts' Farm, Zellwood,


Avg. Avg.
Crates mkt. petiole
per wt. % % length
Line acre (lb.) Mkt. Bolts (cm)
M68-29-5 915 1.39 100.0 0.0 26.4
M68-27 804 1.39 88.0 11.3 28.2
M68-29 731 1.22 91.3 8.7 26.3
M68-29-6 715 1.20 91.3 8.7 25.1
M68-27M 691 1.21 87.9 11.3 26.2
M68-29A 587 1.21 74.5 25.5 26.0
M68-29AA 521 1.06 74.7 22.7 24.1
June Belle 356 1.16 47.0 53.0 25.5
Fla. 2-14 131 0.83 24.0 75.3 28.2
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Table 2.-Summary of observational celery trial on Clonts' Farm,
Zellwood, Florida, 1978

Avg. Avg.
Crates mkt. petiole
per wt. % % length
Line acre (lb.) Mkt. Bolts (cm)
M68-27-22 1302 2.06 96.0 4.0 26.6
M68-27-18 931 1.48 96.0 4.0 25.4
M68-29A-2 880 1.56 84.3 13.7 28.7
M68-29-10 810 1.62 76.0 24.0 25.1
M68-27-20 802 1.65 72.5 27.5 29.1
M68-27-24 785 1.36 88.0 12.0 28.3
M68-27-23 751 1.54 74.0 26.0 27.4
M68-27M 727 1.30 84.2 15.8 29.4
(young plants 3 reps)
Florimart 652 1.03 96.0 4.0 26.7
1752A 12-3 637 1.47 66.0 34.0 30.1
M68-29-19 608 1.44 64.0 36.0 28.6
1752A 12-1 583 1.48 58.8 41.2 29.1
M68-27B 554 1.13 77.8 19.4 27.3
(young plants 3 reps)
M68-29-13 509 1.33 58.0 42.0 26.2
1752A 12-6 473 1.24 58.0 42.0 37.3
M68-27-21 473 1.16 62.0 38.0 25.8
M68-29-14 450 1.32 51.0 49.0 28.7
M9-1-16-1A 337 0.91 56.0 44.0 22.6
M68-29-15 275 1.74 23.5 76.5 30.0
1752A 21A 146 1.59 14.0 86.0 33.8




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