Productive performance of flame seedless grapevines in relation of rocket oil

Document Type : Original Article


1 horticulture, faculty of agriculture, souhag university

2 Viticulture, Department, Horticulture Research Institute, Agriculture Research CentrE, Cairo, Egypt


THIS STUDY was carried out during two successive 2016 and 2017 experimental seasons on Flame seedless grapevine grown in private vineyard located in Sohag Governorate, Egypt. It’s were  carefully selected as being healthy vines, uniform as possible in their vigour and size to study the effect of foliar spray with rocket oil. Flame seedless is one of the most popular different cultivars of table grapes in Egypt, is dependent upon its desirable appearance. Improving the growth and productivity of this crop by many ways i.e. fertilization, plant hormone, and plant extracts spray application. Flame seedless grapevine treated one, two or three sprays of rocket oil at 0.0125, 0.025, 0.05 and 0.1 %( at the beginning of growth, before bloom and after bloom). Growths, nutritional status, yield and berries qualities in response to rocket oil treatments were investigated. Using rocket oil once, twice or three times at 0.0125 to 0.1% effectively enhanced main shoot length, leaf surface area, leaf mineral content(N, P& K), yield as well as physical and chemical characteristics of berries comparing with the control treatment. Improving on these parameters were increased when increasing rocket oil concentrations and number of times spray. Performing three sprays with rocket oil at 0.1 % gave the highest values with regard to yield and fruit quality of Flame seedless grapevines.