EVALUATION OF YIELD PERFORMANCE OF BER VARIETIES UNDER SCARCE RAINFALL ZONE

Article Id: ARCC1381 | Page : 57 - 59
Citation :- EVALUATION OF YIELD PERFORMANCE OF BER VARIETIES UNDER SCARCE RAINFALL ZONE.Agricultural Science Digest.2010.(30):57 - 59
K. Dhanumjaya Rao and K. Subramanyam
Address : Horticultural Research Station, Andhra Pradesh Horticultural University, Anantapur- 515001, India

Abstract

Five varieties of ber have been evaluated under scarce rainfall zone at Horticultural Research
Station, Anantapur for 3 years from 2005-2007 in twenty two years old trees were used for the
trial to record fruit and yield characters. Fruit yield per tree (49.9 kg) was recorded highest in
Kaithili followed by Umran (48.6 kg). Highest fruit weight (39.7 g), pulp weight (34.8 g) and fruit
volume (36.5 ml) were recorded in Umran followed by Mundia (average fruit weight 27.6 g),
Kaithili (pulp weight 29.7g) and Gola (fruit volume 31.8ml). Highest T.S.S (total soluble solids)
14.9% was recorded in ‘Seb’ followed by Gola (12.8%). The ratio of pulp to stone was highest
(0.09) and No. of seeds/stone was least (1) in Mundia. The varieties like Kaithili with more yield
(49.9 kg) per tree, Umran with more fruit weight (36.2 g) and pulp weight (34.8 g) and Seb with
more T.S.S (14.9 %) were found to be promising to scarce rainfall areas in poor fertile soils

Keywords

Ber Yield Scarce rainfall zone.

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