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Chinese Journal of Tropical Crops ›› 2019, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (7): 1253-1258.DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1000-2561.2019.07.001

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Main Agronomic and Quality Characters of Coffee Plants Grafted and Not Grafted

YAN Lin1,2,3,DONG Yunping1,3,*(),HUANG Lifang1,2,3,SUN Yan1,3,ZONG Jiyong4,LIN Xingjun1,3,WANG Xiaoyang1,2,3,LONG Yuzhou1,3   

  1. 1. Spice and Beverage Institute, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, Wanning, Hainan 571533, China
    2. Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources Utilization of Spice and Beverage Crops, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Wanning, Hainan 571533, China
    3. Hainan Provincial Key Laboratory of Genetic Improvement and Quality Regulation for Tropical Spice and Beverage Crops, Wanning, Hainan 571533, China
    4. Tropical Crops College, Yunnan Agricultural University, Puer, Yunnan 665099, China
  • Received:2018-12-14 Revised:2019-03-15 Online:2019-07-25 Published:2019-08-01
  • Contact: DONG Yunping


In order to apply the interspecific grafting technique in coffee production, five years of field experiments were carried out to study the main agronomic characters and quality characters between C. canephora cv. Reyan No.3 (No Grafted) and C. canephora scion grafted on C. liberica var. Dewevrei No.16 rootstock (Grafted). The results showed that the plant height, stem diameter, crown width and longest primary branches length were higher in 1-year-old grafted trees, but the difference was not significant. The number of primary branches and the number of the longest primary branches node of the grafted were significantly bigger than that of not grafted. The fruit number per node was significantly higher in the not grafted in 2015, but there was no significant difference in 2014 and 2016. The dry-fresh ratio, weight of 100 beans, single plant fruits weight were not significantly different between the not grafted and the grafted. As the number of fruit nodes per grafted plant increased, the yield of grafted plants not significantly decreased. In summary, there were no effects on the yield and quality characters of grafted plants, the interspecific grafting could be applied in coffee production.

Key words: Coffea canephora Pierre ex Froehner, interspecific grafting, agronomic characters, quality characters

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