Enhancing fruit quality of three Physalis sp. throughout foliar nutrition

Diana Nurus Sholehah, Eko Setiawan, Dini Ermavitalini, Miratul Khasanah, Edy Setiti Wida Utami, Sucipto Hariyanto, Hery Purnobasu*

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Abstract

Foliar nutrients containing macronutrients, micronutrients and a combination of both were applied to Physalis peruviana, P. alkekengi and P. ixocarpa to determine their effect on fruit quality. A randomised complete block design study was conducted in a greenhouse on Madura Island, Indonesia. This study showed significant interactions between Physalis species and foliar nutrition to the physicochemical character of the fruit. Each species responded differently to the given nutrients. The combination of 1 g/L macronutrient (P and K) and 0.0625 g/L micronutrients (Zn, Fe, Cu, B, Mo and Mn) resulted in the highest fruit antioxidant activity, vitamin C, total soluble solids and redness of the three Physalis species. Generally, macronutrients and micronutrients in combination can be recommended to increase the quality of Physalis fruit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-236
Number of pages6
JournalPlant, Soil and Environment
Volume68
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • bioactive compound
  • fertilisation
  • goldenberry
  • marginal area
  • superfood

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