PERFORMANCE PRODUCTION OF STRAWBERRY IN ENVIRONMENT CULTIVATED WITH FIG TREE
ABSTRACT The use of protected environment in horticulture has been increasingly used as it provides increased precocity and productivity, in addition to produce outside the normal growing season. Both woody species such as herbs are possible to cultivate in this environment. However fruit plants occupy large spaces with a short production period. The study aimed to test whether strawberry genotypes present different production peaks in cultivated environment with fig trees. The treatments consisted of strawberry cultivars Aromas, Albion, Camino Real, Camarosa and Ventana distributed in delineation of randomized blocks with four replications and with a population of 10 plants m-2. It was recorded precocity in cultivars Albion, Camarosa and Ventana, because they started flowering at 63 days after planting. Aromas and Camino Real were characterized as late. Aromas achieved greater total number of fruit, but with a lower percentage of commercial fruits in relation to the other cultivars. Peak production for all cultivars was found when there was an accumulation 2008 °C day -1, corresponding to the month of November. There were differences in performance production between strawberry cultivars conducted in the environment with fig tree, with different production peaks.