AbstractThe effect of nine planting distances on total and marketable yields, fruit weight, number of slips, and quality of the juice was studied on pineapple variety PR 1-67. Planting density varied from 59,595 to 31,377 plants per hectare. Total and marketable fruit yields increased with increasing plant density. No significant effect on mean fruit weight was observed. The production of slips increased with a decrease in plant density. No significant effect was observed on the quality of the juice. From this test it can be concluded that treatments 51,625 plants/ha, 43,937 plants/ha, and 43,047 plants/ha with marketable yields of 86, 75 and 74 t/ha, respectively, in the plant crop and 45.43, 37.78 and 41.32 t/ha, respectively, in the ratoon crop would be adequate for good yields of fruit and would yield at least one slip per plant for field replacement in the next plant crop.
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