Studies on Macronutrient Fertilization in Pomegranate under Sub-Tropical Plains


  • P P S Gill Author
  • M Kumar Author
  • N P Singh Author
  • W S Dhillon Author



Pomegranate, Macronutrients, Growth, Yield, Quality, Leaf Analysis


An investigation was carried out to study the influence of different levels of NPK fertilizers on plant growth, fruit yield and quality, and leaf NPK content in pomegranate cv. Kandhari under sub-tropical conditions. Graded doses of nitrogen (0-300g/plant), phosphorus (0-150g/plant) and potassium (0-300g/plant) fertilizers were applied through soil, in addition to a basal dose of FYM. Control plants were fed FYM only. Maximum increase in plant growth and fruit yield was recorded in plants receiving NPK @ 300:50:100g/plant, while Control plants registered least growth and yield. Potassium levels improved fruit weight over the Control. Higher dose of potassium also improved fruit colour and enhanced peel thickness and grain weight. Maximum TSS:acid ratio was seen with NPK @ 200:50:100g/plant. Reducing sugars were not affected by any treatment. Leaf N, P and K content increased with application of the respective nutrient.


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Gill, P. P. S., Kumar, M., Singh, N. P., & Dhillon, W. S. (2013). Studies on Macronutrient Fertilization in Pomegranate under Sub-Tropical Plains. Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 8(2), 172-175.

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