Mediterranean climate are suitable for cultivation of olive . Olive tree was resistant to unfavorable environmental conditions, especially drought stress. in this research compatibility of different olive cultivars in low irrigation conditions was studied. Eight olive cultivars including Abu-Salt, Lucas, Mari Tarom, Khadiri, Mari Gorgan, Manzanilo, Konservealia and Fuji were cultivated at Kazeroon Olive Research Station in Fars province in Iran. In the a randomized complete block design with 3 replications vegetative growth of and fruit characterestics were evaluated. The results showed that Konservative cultivar had moderate shoot growth under low irrigation conditions. The yearly growth of the branch was 37 cm, the average diameter of the trunk was 26 cm and the mean width of canopy was 123 cm. Konservalia had a good productivity and was superior to most of the cultivars Mean fruit weight of this cultivar was 4 grams and produced about 5 kg fruit per tree.
olive, drought, cultivars, yield,vegetative growth
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Alireza Bonyanpour. (2021) Evaluation of shoot growth and fruit characterestics of eight olive cultivars under low irrigation condition. International Journal of Agricultural Science, 6, 28-34