Group Title: Celery variety trials.
Title: Celery variety trials. 1979
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Title: Celery variety trials. 1979
Series Title: Celery variety trials.
Translated Title: Research Report - University of Florida Agricultural Research and Education Center ; 79-6 ( English )
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Language: English
Creator: White, J. M.
Publisher: University of Florida, Agricultural Research and Education Center
Publication Date: 1979
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9- University of Florida
Agricultural Research and Education Center
Sanford, Florida

Research Report CF 79-6 H!F E LR, i ne 8, 1979

Celery Variety Trial 5

J. M. White
Assistant Horticulturi tl .A.S. Uni. of F!O'rid


Sixteen varieties or promising breeding lines of celery were compared in
replicated trials and 22 lines were compared in observational trials on the Clonts'
Farm, Zellwood, Florida.

Seeds were sown November 14, 1978, in Belle Glade, by E. A. Wolf. The celery
was mechanically transplanted into the grower's field on February 6, 1979. The
grower maintained the plot as he did his own celery. Rows were 24 inches (61 cm)
on center with plants 6.5 inches (16.5 cm) apart. Approximately 35 plants were set
per replication with 15 feet (457 cm) being harvested for yield data. Six repli-
cations in a randomized block design were used for the replicated trial and two
replications were used for the observational trial. The soil type was a Lauderhill
muck.

Rainfall during the season was measured at the following: after February 6,
1.59 inches (4.0 cm); March, 3.78 inches (9.6 cm); April, 1.21 inches (2.8 cm); May
1-11, 9.54 inches (24.2 cm). Water was not a limiting factor during the growing
season since overhead irrigation was used after transplanting and the water table
was maintained at a high by use of lateral ditches and mole drains to provide
adequate soil moisture. The heavy rains in early May caused a week delay in harvest
and a considerable loss to the surrounding commercial fields.

The trial was harvested May 10 and 11. Harvest was 94 and 95 days after
transplanting. Marketable yield (expressed as 60-pound units per acre or quintals
per hectare), average weight per marketable stalk, percent number of stalks that
were marketable, percent number of stalks which had bolted (premature seed-stalk
development), and average petiole length 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 not harvested due to bolting and wet conditions of the
fields. The standard lines, June Belle and Florida 2-14, were 39.9 and 62.9 percent
bolts. All of the other replicated lines were under 6 percent bolts (Table 1).
A summary of the replicated trial is in Table 1. A summary of the observational
trial is in Table 2.


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 trial on Clonts' Farm, Zellwood, FL, 179.


2 2
S Actual Avg.mkt. 2
Crates mkt..wt. wt. per Avg. petiole
per per plot stalk length Per cent
Line acre (lb.) (lb.) (inches) Mkt. Bolts

M68-29A-2 1 1701 60.3 2.12 11.1 98.3 1.1
M68-29B- 2B 1698 55.6 1.85 11.3 99.4 0.6
M68-27C 2C 1675 61.3 2.20 10.7 97.7 1 8
M68-27-22 1671 52.5 1.91 10.1 93.2
M68-27 2 1649 57.1 2.01 11.3 95.5 238
M68-29AA 2AA 1642 57.6 1.99 12.0 99.4 0.0
M68-29-6A 3A 1641 58.9 2.01 11.9 97.8 1 1
M68-29AAA 2AAA 1631 56.9 2.00 11.1 99.4 0 5
M68-29A 2A 1624 58.9 2.07 12.3 94.5 3.9
M68-29 2 1603 55.5 2.04 11.7 94.2 5 2
M68-29-5 3 1562 55.3 1.92 13.5 97.7 00
M68-29-5A 3A 1549 53.8 1.85 12.2 96.7 7
M68-27M 2M 1548 47.5 1.72 10.7 92.7 5 0
M68-27MM 2MM 1419 47.6 1.72 12.0 95.4 1 7
June Belle 928 32.6 1.94 14.9 58.4 3
Fla. 2-14 570 18.5 1.70 12.9 36.5 62 9
LSD .05 794.5


One crate equals 60 pounds;


to convert to quintals per hectare, multiply by 0.672.


2To convert to grams, multiply by 453.592.
3To convert to centimeters, multiply by 2.540.
















Table 2. Summary of observational celery trials on Clonts' Farm, Zellwood, FL,
1979.


1 Actual2 Avg.mkt.
Crates mkt. wt. wt. per Avg. petiole
per per plot stalk length Per cent
Line acre (lb.) (lb.) (inches) Mkt. Bolts

M68-29-5-3 1918 63.4 2.18 13.9 98.3 0.0
MSU-78-69 1916 61.0 2.03 14.0 100.0 0.0
M68-29-5-10 1896 56.6 1.85 13.1 96.8 0.0
M68-29-5-17 1893 51.6 1.75 12.4 93.7 0.0
M68-29-5-12 1847 59.6 2.17 14.3 93.2 1.7
M68-29-5-13 1811 55.4 1.98 13.5 93.3 1.7
M68-29-6-1 1770 66.7 2.47 12.4 91.5 8.5
M68-29-5-4 1767 55.2 1.90 13.1 93.5 4.8
M68-29-5-8 1757 53.6 1.99 12.8 87.1 1.6
M68-29-5-15 1747 57.9 2.10 13.0 93.2 1.7
M68-29-5-11 1738 58.4 2.05 14.5 96.6 0.0
M68-29-5-1 1736 57.8 2.14 14.4 91.5 0.0
M68-29-5-7 1735 58.6 1.95 12.9 93.8 0.0
M68-29-5-5 1718 52.2 1.90 13.6 91.7 0.0
M68-29-5-6 1706 58.7 2.30 13.9 86.4 5.1
M68-29-6-3 1674 56.8 2.37 11.5 85.7 0.0
MSU-78-59 1651 49.8 1.81 12.2 98.2 0.0
M68-29-5-14 1646 52.6 2.10 13.1 75.8 0.0
M68-29-5-2 1623 52.5 1.98 12.7 93.0 1.8
M68-29-5-9 1605 48.8 1.74 12.7 90.3 0.0
Florimart 1597 51.4 2.06 12.4 82.0 9.8
M68-29-5-22 1549 54.6 2.37 12.4 100.0 0.0

iOne crate equals 60 pounds; to convert to quintals per hectare, multiply by 0.672.
2To convert to grams, multiply by 453.592.

3To convert to centimeters, multiply by 2.540.




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