Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Effect of different times of pruning on growth, yield and quality of custard apple
Author(s): Dahapute VM, Joshi PS, Tayade SA and Nagre PK
Abstract: The experiment entitled with effect of different times of pruning on growth, yield and quality of custard apple was carried out at Highway Block, CFN unit, Dr. PDKV, Akola, during year 2016-17 with the objectives to the effect of different time of pruning on growth, yield and quality of custard apple to find out the optimum times of pruning for obtaining maximum yield and quality of custard apple. The pruning was done on main shoot, subsequent secondary and tertiary shoots from top to end on whole plant. The data obtained were analyzed using FRBD model with four different severity treatment i.e.Viz., are D1 -15th April, D2 -30th April, D3 -15th were replicated three times. Results revealed in respect to plant growth, plant volume, mean of plant spread, leaf area, was recorded Significantly maximum in D2 -30th April. Minimum number of days required for flowering (78.5 days), Highest numbers of flowers per shoot (11.76) and yield and fruit attributes the highest fruit set (63 %), highest numbers of fruits per tree (73.00), maximum fruit yield was obtained (14.488kg), maximum fruit weight (229.5g), Maximum fruit diameter (9.18cm) in D2 -30th April. Whereas, the results regarding seed weight, stem diameter and stony fruit percentage and Splitting Fruit Percentage were found to be non- significant.
Pages: 1643-1646 | 735 Views 63 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dahapute VM, Joshi PS, Tayade SA, Nagre PK. Effect of different times of pruning on growth, yield and quality of custard apple. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):1643-1646.