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ISHS Acta Horticulturae 490: II International Symposium on Banana: I International Symposium on Banana in the Subtropics

PRELIMINARY STUDIES OF CAVENDISH BANANA CULTIVARS UNDER THE EDAFOCLIMATIC CONDITIONS OF MADEIRA ISLAND

Authors:   L. Nuno, V.P. Ribeiro, J. Silva
DOI:   10.17660/ActaHortic.1998.490.6
Abstract:
The banana crop has great socio-economic importance in Madeira Island. with ‘Dwarf Cavendish’ being the traditional cultivar. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the adaptation of the cultivars ‘Grande Naine’, ‘Williams’, ‘Zelig’, ‘Eilon’, and ‘Chinese Cavendish’ to the edafoclimatic conditions of Madeira.

This study presents the results of the first three cycles of production. The results show that the cultivar ‘Grande Naine’ is the most productive and the one that has the highest pseudostem.

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