Pineapple Experiments in Zanzibar

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1942
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Tidbury, G. E.
Briant, A. K.
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The results of a manurial experiment and a spacing experiment on pineapples are described up to the end of• the •second canning season. Applications of sulphate of ammonia caused increases in- (1) the number of pines reaped per acre; (2) the total weight of fruit reaped; (3) the average weight of fruit, and (4) the number of pines which matured in the first month of both the first and second canning seasons. Sulphate of potash and possibly superphosphate appear to have had a depressing effect on yield and on the fruiting processes in general. Close spacing in the field caused large increases in the weight and number of fruit harvested per acre, but decreased the average weight of the individual pines.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 8, p. 80-84
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