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Effect of PEG-6000 Treatments and Growth Media on Emergence and Seedling Development of Kiwifruit Seeds

  • Emine YazıcıoğluEmail author
  • Muharrem Özcan
Original Article


The present study was conducted to investigate the effects of different PEG-6000 (Polyethylene Glycol-6000) treatment doses and growth media on emergence and seedling development of the seeds of ‘Hayward’ kiwifruit cultivar. Effects of 3 different growth media (Peat + perlite, peat + perlite + soil, soil + river sand + peat) and 4 different PEG-6000 doses (0 g L−1, 200 g L−1, 300 g L−1, 400 g L−1) were investigated. Seed were sown after a viability test (TTC Test). Seed viability ratios were varied between 88–100%. Higher emergence ratios were observed in 300 g L−1 PEG-6000 treatment (61%) than the other treatments. With regard to growth media, the best emergence (90.5%) were observed in peat + perlite growth media. Seedling development were recommended based on current findings that 300 g L−1 PEG-6000 dose and peat + perlite (height 15.11 mm, hypocotyl diameter 1.78 mm) or 0 g L−1 PEG-6000 dose and soil + river sand + peat growth media (height 16.20 mm, hypocotyl diameter 1.78 mm) should be used for the best emergence ratios and seedling development of kiwifruit seeds.


Kiwifruit seed Emergence Media Seedling PEG-6000 

Einfluss von Behandlungen mit verschiedenen PEG-6000-Konzentrationen und Verwendung unterschiedlicher Aussaatmedien auf das Auflaufergebnis und die Sämlingsentwicklung von Kiwi-Saatgut


Kiwi-Samen Auflaufergebnis Medium Sämlinge PEG-6000 



This study was supported by Scientific Research Projects Department of Ondokuz Mayıs University (with the project number of PYO.ZRT.1904.10.002).

Conflict of interest

E. Yazıcıoğlu and M. Özcan declare that they have no competing interests.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Agriculture, Department of HorticultureOndokuz Mayis UniversitySamsunTurkey

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