Grafting melons onto potential cucumis spp. rootstocks
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Cucumís melo is an economically importar]t crop. Its culture is hampered by differen t types of soil stresses. Grafting melons onto different resistant cucurbits belonging to the genera, Cucurbíta, Lagenaría, Luffa, etc. have been successfully used to avoid these problems. However, me Ion quality has been nega.tively modified as a consequence of grafting. In general, variation in fruit shape, seed cavity and sugar content have been observed. The use of rootstocks more genetically c\oser to the melon scions could be useful to obtain fru i ts with better quality from melon grafted plants
CitationGisbert, C. [et al.]. Grafting melons onto potential cucumis spp. rootstocks. A: Annual Conference in Innovation in vegetable grafting for sustainability. "2nd COST Action FA1204 - Programme and Book of abstracts". Carcavelos: 2014, p. 57.