A promising new tamarind selection-lakshamana : Linking biodiversity with livelihood

Authors

  • C Kanupirya ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research Author
  • G Karunakaran ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research Author
  • P Singh ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24154/jhs.v15i2.952

Keywords:

Tamarind, Selection, Pulp recovery, Puld yield

Abstract

Tamarind is a well-known commodity of Indian cuisine having medicinal and industrial uses. It is a nutritious tree crop of widespread occurrence growing on marginal lands in semi-arid and sub-humid tropical climates of India, making it highly valuable in ensuring food security for rural poor. Given the great potential of this neglected and underutilized species to address global challenges such as hunger, poverty and climate change adaptation, there is a need to revisit research and development priorities in its favor and to develop strategies together with stakeholders to increase its utilization. In the present study, a survey was undertaken in Tumkur district of Karnataka to characterize the variability available in tamarind for pod and tree characters and identify superior trees using horticultural traits. A farmer’s tamarind selection “Lakshamana” emerged from participatory breeding having significantly better traits compared to local tamarind.

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References

Bioversity International, Rome and Fundación PROINPA, La Paz https://www.indianspices.com/export/major-itemwise-export.html

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Published

31-12-2020

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Short Communications

How to Cite

Kanupirya, C., Karunakaran, G., & Singh, P. (2020). A promising new tamarind selection-lakshamana : Linking biodiversity with livelihood. Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 15(2), 221-224. https://doi.org/10.24154/jhs.v15i2.952

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