Journal Of Applied Horticulture ISSN: 0972-1045


Sharma, R R; Goswami, A M; Saxena, S K; Anil Shukla

Division of Fruits and Horticultural Technology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110012, India.

Key words: mandarins, rootstocks, citranges, high density planting, fruit drop, fruits, seasonal variation, rootstock scion relationships, thinning, fruit crops, subtropical fruits, citrus fruits

Journal of Applied Horticulture, 1999, volume 1, issue 2, pages 133-134.

Abstract: The effect of rootstock (Troyer citrange, Karna Khatta [Citrus karna] and Sohsarkar) on fruit drop was investigated for mandarins grown in high density plantings in India. Plants on all 3 rootstocks showed 2 distinct waves of drop (a very heavy drop in April-May and severe preharvest drop in September-October). Plants on Troyer citrange showed the lowest fruit drop in April-May and the highest pre-harvest fruit drop compared with the other rootstocks. Overall fruit drop was highest in Sohsarkar (86.41%) and lowest in Troyer citrange (69.79%).

Journal of Applied Horticulture