Evaluation of Spur and Colour Mutant Cultivars of Apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) for their Suitablity under Mid Hill Conditions of Uttaranchal

Authors

  • Pankaj Kumar Author
  • M P Gangwar Author
  • D C Dimri Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24154/jhs.v1i2.655

Keywords:

Apple, Spur, Colour Mutant, Evaluation

Abstract

Out of 9 apple cultivars belonging to spur and colour mutants, Red Spur exhibited the largest fruit size (6.38 cm x 7.69cm) followed by Red Chief (6.37 cm x 7.11 cm) and Vance Delicious (5.95 cm x 6.68 cm). The maximum value of average fruit weight (170.4 g) and fruit volume (193.1 ml) were observed in Red Spur. Maximum value for firmness (1.35 kg/cm2) and T.S.S. (12.50°B) were observed in Red Chief with the lowest acidity in Vance Delicious (0.23%). The highest value for total sugars (8.45%) was recorded in Vance Delicious and for reducing sugars (6.98%) in Red Chief . On the basis of these characteristics, spur type cultivars Red Chief and Red Spur, with maximum yield/tree of 27.4 kg and 24.3 kg respectively, and the colour mutant cultivar, Vance Delicious with an yield of 25.1 kg were suitable for cultivation under mid-hill conditions of Uttaranchal.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

References

Chadha,T.R. 1993. Improvement of apple. In: Advances in Horticulture. Vol 1 Fruit Crops. (eds. K L. Chadhaand O.P. Pareek), Malhotra Publishing house, New Delhi. pp. 25-33

Farooqui, K.D., Dalal, M.A. and Ahanger, H.U. 1986.Genetic upgrading of apple. Prog. Hort. 18 : 19-23.

Jindal, K.K. Karkara, B.K., Sharma, V.K. and Uppal, D.K.1992. Evaluation of spur types and colour strains of apple. N.H.B. Tech. Comm. Bull. pp.29-42

Kanwar, S.M. 1991. Apple : Production Technology and Economics. Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company Ltd., New Delhi. pp.51-153

Ranganna, S. 1986. Handbook of analysis and quality control of fruit and vegetable products 2nd ed. Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Company, Calcutta, pp. 279-309

Downloads

Published

31-12-2006

Issue

Section

Short Communications

How to Cite

Kumar, P., Gangwar, M. P., & Dimri, D. C. (2006). Evaluation of Spur and Colour Mutant Cultivars of Apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) for their Suitablity under Mid Hill Conditions of Uttaranchal. Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 1(2), 138-140. https://doi.org/10.24154/jhs.v1i2.655

Similar Articles

1-10 of 141

You may also start an advanced similarity search for this article.