International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part L (2016)
Physical fruit characteristics assessment of selected Ber (Zizyphus mauritiana Lamk.) Genotypes
The present investigation of physical characteristics of fruits was carried out at Instructional-cum-Research Orchard of Arid Zone Fruit Project, Department of Horticulture, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri during the year 2012 to 2014 on nineteen different genotypes of ber which were grafted on the local rootstock. The results showed much variation among the different ber genotypes. The maximum number of fruits per cluster (6-8) was registered by Kadaka followed by Kala Gola (5-6) and it was observed minimum in remaining genotypes (2-4). The early fruit maturity was observed in genotypes Chhuhara, Umran and Kala Gola While it was late in Kopargaon Selection Mehrun-1, Jalgaon and Rahuri 1, 2 and 3. Much variation in respect of fruit shape and colour was observed in all the genotypes. The highest fruit weight (71.71g) was recorded by genotype Kopargaon Selection while it was found minimum in Rahuri-3 (6.49g). The largest fruit size was registered by Kopargaon selection. The maximum pulp weight was noticed in genotype Kopargaon Selection (68.71g) and it was found lowest in Rahuri-3 (5.47g).
How to cite this article:
Nissi F Godi, Vinayak R Joshi, Vinay S Supe. Physical fruit characteristics assessment of selected Ber (Zizyphus mauritiana Lamk.) Genotypes. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(2):757-761.