The objective of this work was to evaluate 14 hybrids intraspecific of yellow passion fruit aiming to select those with higher performance in an organic production system in Lençóis, Bahia, Brazil. The following variables were evaluated: Plant growth rate index, segregation for peel color, accumulated productivity, fruit physical-chemical attributes, severity of virus disease in plants and fruits, scabs in fruits and overall state of health of plants. Hybrids HFOP-05, BRS Sol do Cerrado and BRS Gigante Amarelo presented highest plant vigor with no direct relation to the percentage of flowering and fruitification of plants. Some hybrids presented yellow, light purple and dark purple peel color. Fruits with dark purple peel presented interesting chemical characteristics, such as lower acidity and greater ratio, providing sweeter flavor of the fruits. There was no differentiated response of the hybrids as to severity of the diseases evaluated. Leaf analysis showed relatively low concentration only for N, P and K. The hybrids selected, BRS Gigante Amarelo, BRS Sol do Cerrado, HFOP-08, HFOP-09, HFOP-11 and HFOP-12 are highlighted for productivity, physical characteristics of fruits and preference of the consumer market being considered an alternative for passion fruit producers that opt for a more environmental friendly production with greater market value.
Key words: Breeding, fruit quality, Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa, sustainable cultivation, productivity.
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