STUDIES ON THE PROPAGATION, SEED STORAGE AND FRUIT STORAGE OF DIMOCARPUS LONGAN SUBSPECIES MALESIANUS VARIETY MALESIANUS

W. Choo
Various vegetative methods of propagating Dimocarpus longan subsp. malesianus var. malesianus were carried out. Patch budding on seedling stock having a diameter of about 0.40 cm has been found to be a suitable method of propagating the taxon. A significantly longer period of storage of seeds (85% germination after 30 days' storage) was obtained under air-conditioning when the seeds were stored intact inside the fruits which had been treated with warm 0.05% Benomyl. Whereas untreated fruits turned brown within 24 hours after harvest, fruits treated with unheated Benomyl at 0.05% and stored in air-tight containers or sealed polyethylene bags remained fresh for up to 5 days under ambient temperatures. Under refrigeration, an even longer period of storage was possible using the same treatments.
Choo, W. (1992). STUDIES ON THE PROPAGATION, SEED STORAGE AND FRUIT STORAGE OF DIMOCARPUS LONGAN SUBSPECIES MALESIANUS VARIETY MALESIANUS. Acta Hortic. 292, 69-72
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1992.292.8
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1992.292.8

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