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Muskmelon quality characteristics—their variability and interrelationships


R. M. Davis
G. A. Baker
R. F. Kasmire

Authors Affiliations

R. M. Davis, Jr. was , Department of Vegetable Crops. Davis; G. A. Baker was and , Department of Mathematics, Davis; R. F. Kasmire was , Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 35(16):479-489. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v35n16p479. July 1964.

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This paper presents statistics related to 14 selected characteristics of muskmelons. The statistics were derived from observations made on melons grown in various production areas of California. The following information is presented:

… Mean and range of variation for each of the 14 characteristics (table 2).

… Coefficients of variation, standard deviations, and F values of the characteristics, from which the number of melons required for adequate sampling may be estimated (table 2).

… The correlation between responses of any two characteristics to variation in location (table 3).

… The correspondence of each characteristic ‘with a hypothetical group of factors deduced by factor analysis from the correlations between all characteristics (table 4).

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Davis R, Baker G, Kasmire R. 1964. Muskmelon quality characteristics—their variability and interrelationships. Hilgardia 35(16):479-489. DOI:10.3733/hilg.v35n16p479
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