Yield and quality attributes of rainfed green immature corn in Trinidad

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  • Three local varietal types of corn (Zea mays L.)—an improved landrace ICTA Farm Corn' derived from the Tuson population, the open-pollinatedAcross 7728', and the hybrid Pioneer 3098'—were grown at three cash-crop farms in Trinidad, and evaluated as green corn for agronomic, quality, and chemical traits.Pioneer 3098' and ICTA Farm Corn' had similar numbers of marketable ears and marketable yield per hectare, and both were superior toAcross 7728'. Sensory evaluations revealed that the three varieties did not differ in overall quality when boiled with Creole seasoning. When ears were not seasoned, the hybrid variety was preferred over the two open-pollinated varieties. Two-dimensional partitioning indicated that ear appearance and kernel color were the major contributors to total variation in overall quality. The importance of quality characters of green corn to local farming system priorities affects extension recommendations and breeding objectives in Trinidad.

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    © 1996 D. Spaner et al. This version of this article is open access and can be downloaded and shared. The original author(s) and source must be cited.
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    • Spaner, D., Mather, D. E., & Brathwaite, R. A. I. (1996). Yield and quality attributes of rainfed green immature corn in Trinidad. HortTechnology, 6(2), 131-134. Retrieved from: http://horttech.ashspublications.org/content/6/2/131.short
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