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Table 1 Physical, chemical and hydrological characteristics of the soil in the experimental site used in this study

From: Effects of deficit irrigation and kaolin application on vegetative growth and fruit traits of two early ripening apple cultivars

Soil parameters
Particle–size analysis
Total sand (2 >  > 0.02 mm) 63%
Silt (0.02 >  > 0.002 mm) 18%
Clay ( < 0.002 mm) 19%
Organic matter 0.89%
Chemical properties
 Total nitrogen 0.75%
 Available phosphorus 18.4 ppm
 Exchangeable potassium 400 ppm
pH 7.75
Electrical conductivity 2.57 dS m−1
Physical properties
 Field capacity (by weight) 20.6%
 Wilting point (by weight) 10.2%