EFFECT OF DIFFERENT WATER REGIMES ON FRUIT QUALITY OF POMEGRANATE (PUNICA GRANATUM L.)

B.T. Lawand, V.K. Patil, P.V. Patil
Four IW/CPE ratios and four deviations in IW/CPE ratio were tried in Maskat pomegranate. Highest TSS was recorded under 0.4 IW/CPE ratio which was decreased to 0.2 during November-December while lower TSS was recorded under 1.0 IW/CPE ratio which was increased to 1.2 during flowering (January-February) and fruit development. Higher juice content and lower acidity were recorded under 1.0 IW/CPE ratio which was increased to 1.2 during flowering and fruit development. More vitamin C, reducing sugar and total sugar were observed under 0.8 IW/CPE ratio which was increased to 1.0 during flowering and fruit development and decreased to 0.6 during November-December. Lower vitamin C, reducing sugar and total sugar were recorded under lower and higher water regimes.
Lawand, B.T., Patil, V.K. and Patil, P.V. (1992). EFFECT OF DIFFERENT WATER REGIMES ON FRUIT QUALITY OF POMEGRANATE (PUNICA GRANATUM L.). Acta Hortic. 321, 677-683
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1992.321.83
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1992.321.83

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