EFFECT OF LIME AND BORON ON YIELD AND QUALITY OF PAPAYA FRUIT
A study was carried out at the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Joydebpur, Bangladesh during 1988–89 to investigate into the effect of lime and boron on yield and quality of papaya fruits cv. one promising line P - 011. There were two levels of CaO (0 and 1.0 Kg per plant) and three levels of boron (0, 5 and 10 g per plant). Number (44.1 per plant) and weight of fruits (618.5 g per fruit) were significantly increased by the application of one kilogram lime per plant. Boron, on the other hand, significantly influenced production of uniform and healthy fruits (97.2%) and helped production of maximum number of fruits (47.2 per plant). Both rates of boron were found highly useful. The combined effects of lime and boron were found significant in respect of producing uniform fruits and higher fruit yield per plant. However, boron with or without CaO, was found to be responsible for producing uniform fruits. The treatments having one kilogram lime along with 5 or 10 g boron per plant were considered equally good for higher yield and uniform fruits.
Ahmed, A., Biswas, M. and Amzad Hossion, A.K.M. (1992). EFFECT OF LIME AND BORON ON YIELD AND QUALITY OF PAPAYA FRUIT. Acta Hortic. 321, 653-658