Tree and fruit characteristics of fig cultivars grown in Punjab
Fig (Ficus carica L.) is considered characteristic species of the Mediterranean area and in India it is historically grown in Poona. In Punjab, fig cultivation is of low commercial importance. With the objective of scientifically evaluating important commercial cultivars, new germplasm was introduced in Punjab from different parts of India and abroad. In this study 11 introduced cultivars were described and evaluated on the basis of pomological and agronomic characteristics with the aim to use this germplasm. Results showed a large diversity within introduced germplasm related to tree and fruit characters. These results showed that the collection presents a large genetic variability. Some of the introduced cultivars are showing promise under Punjab conditions.
Rattanpal, H.S., Sidhu, G.S. and Bons, H.K. 2017. Tree and fruit characteristics of fig cultivars grown in Punjab. Acta Hort. (ISHS) 1173:117-120
Ficus carica L., fresh fig, fruit quality, subtropical climate