PRESENT STATUS, PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF PERSIMMON CULTIVATION IN INDIA

K. Mehta, B.S. Thakur, A.S. Kashyap
Persimmon (Diospyros kaki Thunb.) is being cultivated in different parts of the world. Although often regarded as strictly temperate species, persimmon appears to be readily adapted to a wide range of climatic conditions and its cultivation is extending to newer areas. In India, though introduced in 1921 with few cultivars from other countries and some recommendations have been made but its cultivation could not get impetus. Persimmon cultivation in India suffers from lack of organized planting; inadequate plant materials from vegetative propagation, lack of suitable cultivars and standardization of training and pruning, and other orchard management practices. Besides, problems of poor fruit set, heavy drop of young fruits, astringent nature, and lack of sufficient knowledge regarding fruit maturity and its consumption also mired its cultivation. With the efforts being made in recent years to overcome the problems, and with the diversification in fruit culture, its cultivation seems to be gaining importance and more areas are being opened for its cultivation.
Mehta, K., Thakur, B.S. and Kashyap, A.S. (2005). PRESENT STATUS, PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF PERSIMMON CULTIVATION IN INDIA. Acta Hortic. 685, 45-48
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2005.685.4
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2005.685.4
Diospyros kaki Thunb., astringency, cultivars, pollination, propagation
English
685_4
45-48

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