Treatment | Apple^{z} | Pear^{z} | ||
---|---|---|---|---|

2014 | 2015 | 2014 | 2015 | |

Water (control) | 15.0a | 13.4a | 14.6a | 12.3a |

Sil-MATRIX (10 ml liter of water) | 26.1bc | 24.8b | 27.9b | 23.8b |

Salicylaldehyde | 16.8a | 15.3a | 13.9a | 14.6a |

Fossil (10 ml liter of water) | 22.3b | 27.0b | 25.0b | 25.0bc |

Sirius (10 ml liter of water) | 26.5bc | 25.8b | 24.3b | 27.1bc |

Rigel (3 ml liter of water) | 29.0c | 26.1b | 27.2b | 27.5c |

Topas (1.5 ml liter of water) | 17.4a | 12.4a | 14.0a | 14.1a |

Treatment | 0.001 | 0.001 | 0.001 | 0.001 |

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^{z}Mean of ten randomized complete blocks with one tree per block. Three fruits per tree were randomly selected throughout the crown for Si analysis.Note: Lowercase letters indicate significant differences between means for each evaluation date by Tukey highly significance test (

*P*= 0.05).