Comparison of Soil and Soilless Cultivation of Carnation in Isparta Province

Kazaz S., Yilmaz S., Sayin B.

International Symposium on Strategies Towards Sustainability of Protected Cultivation in Mild Winter Climate, Antalya, Turkey, 31 January 2009, vol.807, pp.547-551 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 807
  • Doi Number: 10.17660/actahortic.2009.807.80
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.547-551


This study was carried out to compare crop yield and produce quality in soil and soilless culture of carnation conducted in Isparta Province, where summer season carnation has been cultivated in Turkey since 2000. Standard carnation varieties ('Turbo' and 'Oasis') were grown on beds containing pumice and the production of flowers and their quality characteristics (vase life, stem length, flower diameter and weight) were determined. Flower yield of 'Turbo' and 'Oasis' varieties grown in pumice was 22% and 19%, respectively, higher than in soil. Moreover, stem length was much longer in plants grown on soilless culture ('Turbo' and 'Oasis'; 96.11 cm and 73.87, respectively) than in soil ('Turbo' and 'Oasis'; 80.54 and 68.92 cm, respectively).