Types of Pruning and Training Systems for Melon Plants of Momordica Variety in the Greenhouse

Types of Pruning and Training Systems for Melon Plants of Momordica Variety in the Greenhouse

In Brazil, the momordica variety of melon is cultivated in the field, growing close to soil and without any cultivation-related treatments. However, when fruits reach physiological maturity they crack, burst or the skin peels off from the pulp, exposing it to the environment and reducing the quantity and quality of the fruits produced. This problem could be minimized by adopting protected cultivation in a greenhouse or roof, with hydroponics and cultivation treatments, in particular vertical staking, pruning and fruit thinning. In this regard, this book chapter addresses the main aspects to be considered for the implementation of momordica melon cultivation in a greenhouse and the adoption of treatments that favor the full development and increase of quality and quantity of fruits yielded. The momordica variety can be grown under greenhouse, with vertical staking and fruit thinning regardless of the pruning technique used with great prospects of favorable results for yield and quality of the fruits produced.

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 Prof. Dr. Ricardo de Normandes Valadares
Agrarian and Environmental Sciences Center, Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), Chapadinha, MA, Brazil.

Danieli Andrade Nóbrega
Department of Agronomy, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE), Recife, PE, Brazil.

Jordana Antônia dos Santos Silva
Department of Agronomy, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE), Recife, PE, Brazil.

Adônis Queiroz Mendes
Department of Agriculture, Federal Institute of Pernambuco (IFPE), Vitória de Santo Antão, Brazil.


Fabian Santana Silva

Department of Agronomy, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE), Recife, PE, Brazil.

Fernando Antonio Tenório Rocha
Department of Agronomy, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE), Recife, PE, Brazil.

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