Effect of foliar application of micronutrients (Zn and B) on fruit quality characteristics of mango

M.F.H. Ferdosi, A. Farooq
We investigated the effect of foliar applications of micro-nutrients, boric acid (H3BO3) and zinc sulphate (ZnSO4), on the quality characteristics of 'Langra' mango fruit. The foliar treatment with 1% H3BO3 + 1.2% ZnSO4 gave the highest total soluble solids (TSS) in the fruit (18.5%) followed by the foliar treatment of 0.8% boric acid (H3BO3) with which had a TSS of 18.3% while the untreated control was significantly lower at a TSS of 16.5%. The maximum amount of vitamin-C (154.3 mg 100 g-1) was also with the foliar treatment of 1% H3BO3 + 1.2% ZnSO4 while the untreated control had 94.7 mg 100 g-1. Maximum total sugars (51.1%) were with the foliar treatment of 1% ZnSO4 while the untreated control had 45.0%. Maximum reducing sugar content was with the treatment of 0.8% boric acid (H3BO3).
Ferdosi, M.F.H. and Farooq, A. (2017). Effect of foliar application of micronutrients (Zn and B) on fruit quality characteristics of mango. Acta Hortic. 1177, 377-380
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1177.54
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2017.1177.54
Mangifera indica, physico-chemical analysis
English

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