Journal Of Applied Horticulture ISSN: 0972-1045


Engindeniz, S; Cukur, F; Yucel, D

Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Ege, 35100 Bornova, Izmir, Turkey.

Key words: costs, crop production, crop yield, fruit growing, peaches, production economics, profitability, returns

Journal of Applied Horticulture, 2003, volume 5, issue 2, pages 114-118.

Abstract: Some technical and economic characteristics of peach growing in Kemalpasa, Izmir, Turkey, were examined. Data were obtained from a sample of 63 peach growers. Average yield per hectare and per tree was determined to be 16 848 kg and 37.7 kg, respectively. The average orchard size was 1.09 ha. Growers preferred square planting with 4.5 m x 4.5 m spacing rather than triangle planting. Redhaven, Cresthaven, Triogem and Dixired were the major cultivars grown. Net return per hectare and per tree was determined to be $839 and $1.88, respectively.

Journal of Applied Horticulture