Studies on Physical and Chemical Characteristics of Pomegranate Cultivars in Kashmir Valley


  • M M Mir Author
  • A Q Jhon Author
  • F U Khan Author
  • Nelofar . Author



Pomegranate, Physical and Chemical Characteristics of Fruit


Ten pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) cultivars, namely, Kabuli Kandhari, Chawla, Ganesh, Mridula, Jyoti, G-137, Dholka, Bedana, Kandhari and Local Check were evaluated for different physical and chemical characteristics of fruit at the Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar, during 2004. Fruit weight, diameter and volume was significantly higher in cv. Bedana compared to the rest of the cultivars. Cultivar Kandhari recorded significantly less rind thickness when compared to other cultivars. Cultivar Chawla exhibited less cracking per cent followed by Kandhari. Total soluble solids and total sugars were highest in cv. Kandhari whereas less acidity was recorded in cvs. Ganesh and G-137% acidity was lowest in cv. G-137 (0.41) and highest in cv. Bedana (0.81). Highest ascorbic acid content was found in cv. Kabuli Kandhari. The highest anthocyanin content was observed in cv. Ganesh and lowest in cv. Chawla. Juice content was found to be maximum in Bedana. The lowest anar butterfly attack was observed in cv. Bedana. The data revealed overall superior performance of cv. Bedana and Kandhari with regard to physical and chemical characteristics and these can be recommended for commercial cultivation in the Karewa belt of Kashmir valley.


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Mir, M. M., Jhon, A. Q., Khan, F. U., & ., N. (2007). Studies on Physical and Chemical Characteristics of Pomegranate Cultivars in Kashmir Valley. Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 2(2), 139-142.

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