Comparison of selected characteristics of root parsley [Petroselinum crispum conv. radicosum (Alef.) Danert] cultivars
R. Pokludahttps://doi.org/10.17221/3817-HORTSCICitation:Pokluda R. (2003): Comparison of selected characteristics of root parsley [Petroselinum crispum conv. radicosum (Alef.) Danert] cultivars. Hort. Sci. (Prague), 30: 67-72.
An assortment of 15 cultivars of root parsley was studied in field experiments to evaluate morphological characteristics, market yield, content of selected minerals and nitrate content. Storage ability of roots was also assessed. Mean root weight ranged from 87 g (cv. Bartowich Long) to 129 g (cv. Atika). Root head diameter was from 39 mm (cv. Lange) to 49 mm (cv. Halflange Omega and Hamburg). Mean root yield amounted to 1.35 kg/m2 and the highest value was found in cv. Atika. Nitrate content did not exceed the tolerance limit ranging from 113 to 617 mg/kg of f.m. Mean content of K was 4,690 mg, Ca 124 mg, Mg 509 mg, and Na 425 mg/kg of f.m. Weight losses ranged from 10 to 32%; cv. Jadran showed the lowest value. Newer Czech cultivars (Atika, Jadran, Orbis) had a good commercial and growth potential.Keywords:
parsley; morphological characteristics; yield; nutritional value; storage ability; cultivar