International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Morphological and physicochemical variations in Burmese grape (Baccaurea sapida Muell-Arg) of Darjeeling Himalayas
Author(s): S Gurung, SK Mahato, B Thapa and B Chhetri
Abstract: Burmese grape locally known as Kusum, is an underutilized fruit crop of Darjeeling Himalayas and it is cultivated as home garden tree. It is propagated by seeds and as it is dioecious in nature and so present plant population there is variation in morphological and physicochemical. Therefore, an attempt has been made to evaluate the physical and biochemical properties of different genotypes of Kusum by collecting fruits from five different locations namely Tanek, Bombusty, Bhalukhop, Bidyang and Sangsey villages of Kalimpong subdivision. Among the most desirable fruits attributes are collected from Tanek and showed better response such as fruit length (4.03 cm), fruit diameter (4.14 cm), fruit weight (15.42 g),juice content (50.42 ml/10 fruit) and highest antioxidant activity upto (64.40 %) compared to the other locations fruits. Among the fruit plants studied, fruits collected from the tress of Tanek locations may be interesting plants due to their high morphological and physiochemical characteristics and its superior in fruit quality might be useful to add value of the underutilized fruit of Burmese grape.
Pages: 431-433 | 437 Views 7 Downloads
How to cite this article:
S Gurung, SK Mahato, B Thapa, B Chhetri. Morphological and physicochemical variations in Burmese grape (Baccaurea sapida Muell-Arg) of Darjeeling Himalayas. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):431-433.