Vol 33 No 3 (2019)
Articles

Biometry and vigor of seeds of Myrciaria dubia (kunth) McVaugh

Cassia Rejane do Nascimento
Federal University of Roraima, UFRR, Campus Cauamé, BR 174, Km 12, Monte Cristo, 69300-000, Boa Vista, RR
Edvan Alves Chagas
Brasilian Agricultural Research Corporation, Embrapa Roraima, Caixa Postal 133, 69301-970 Boa Vista, RR
Oscar Jose Smiderle
Brasilian Agricultural Research Corporation, Embrapa Roraima, Caixa Postal 133, 69301-970 Boa Vista, RR
Ataiza De Andrade Sousa
Federal University of Roraima, UFRR, Campus Cauamé, BR 174, Km 12, Monte Cristo, 69300-000, Boa Vista, RR
Pollyana Cardoso Chagas
Federal University of Roraima, UFRR, Campus Cauamé, BR 174, Km 12, Monte Cristo, 69300-000, Boa Vista, RR
Published October 29, 2019
Keywords
  • biometric characterization,
  • camu-camu,
  • class size,
  • fruit growing,
  • rate of emergency,
  • water content
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How to Cite
Rejane do Nascimento, C., Chagas, E. A., Smiderle, O. J., De Andrade Sousa, A., & Cardoso Chagas, P. (2019). Biometry and vigor of seeds of Myrciaria dubia (kunth) McVaugh. Advances in Horticultural Science, 33(3), 359-364. https://doi.org/10.13128/ahs-23992

Abstract

Camu-camu has aroused the interest of various industries like natural preservatives, ice creams, juices, jellies, wines, natural dyes, but there is little technical information about the seeds. The objective of this work was to determine the biometric, physical and vigor characteristics of camu-camu seeds. Seeds originating from native populations of Roraima were used. The biometry was determined and the data were analyzed in Excel spreadsheet and calculated the mean, median, variance, standard deviation and seeds classified as small, medium and large, based on mass. The vigor was determined by electrical conductivity, seedling emergence, emergence velocity, plant height, stem diameter, in a completely causal design, with four replicates of 25 seeds. The average results for width, thickness, length, individual mass, volume, weight of one thousand seeds and number of seeds per kilogram showed large variability. The size of the seed has direct correlation with vigor, large seeds have greater vigor.

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