Journal of Oil Palm Research Vol. 12 No. 1  2000 June p.  71-80
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Performance of Elaeis oleifera from Panama, Costa Rica, Colombia and Honduras in Malaysia

Author(s): MOHD DIN Amirudin* ; RAJANAIDU, N* ; JALANI Sukaimi*

The performance of Elaeis oleifera from Panama, Costa Rica, Colombia and Honduras was evaluated in a trial at PORIM Research Station, Kluang, Johor, Malaysia. FFB yield, bunch components, vegetative traits, fatty acid composition, iodine value (I.V.) and total carotene were analysed. Among the oleifera progenies, the highest fresh fruit bunch (FFB) yield was 101.4 kg palm-1 yr-1, total oil to bunch (TOTB) was highest at 9.0%, height increment rate (HTI) lowest at 4.6 cm yr-1, I.V. highest at 96.7 and total carotene highest at 3455.5 ppm. There were significant differences between the four countries for the yield components: average bunch weight (ABWT), parthenocarpic bunch component: mean fruit weight (MFW), oil to wet mesocarp (OTWM) and oil to bunch (OTB), fertile bunch components: MFW, mean nut weight (MNW) and shell to fruit (STF), vegetative traits: petiole cross section (PCS), rachis length (RL), leaflet length (LL), leaflet width (LW), height (HT) and leaf area (LA), component fatty acids: C14:0, C16:0, C16:1, C18:0, C18:1 and C18:2, I.V. and total carotene.

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* Malaysian Palm Oil Board, P.O. Box 10620. 50720 Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia,


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