Suitability of low chilling peach cultivars on the basis of flowering characteristics under agro-climatic conditions of Bihar
Kumari Madhumala, Karanjeev Kumar, Sanjay Sahay and Feza Ahmad
Peach (Prunus persica L.) is one of the most important temperate stone fruit belongs to the family Rosaceae and sub family Prunoidae. Five peach cultivars like Shan-e-Punjab, Florda prince, Pratap, Early Grand, Prabhat, were cultivated for evaluation purposes to come up with a suitable cultivar for commercial production under agro-climatic conditions of Bihar, India. The experiment was laid out in a randomized block design with 4 replications at Bihar Agricultural College Sabour, Bhagalpur in the year 2018-19. The result revealed that the early bearing cultivars were Early Grand, Pratap & Prabhat. Pratap and Prabhat gave potential yield on 1st week of April. Duration of flowering was varied from (40 to 49 days). Maximum duration of flowering was seen in Shan-e-Punjab (49 days) and minimum duration of flowering was seen in Early Grand (40 days). From the present study it was concluded that the best performer cultivar was Early grand followed by Pratap & Prabhat under agro-climatic condition of Bihar on the basis of duration of flowering.
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Kumari Madhumala, Karanjeev Kumar, Sanjay Sahay and Feza Ahmad. Suitability of low chilling peach cultivars on the basis of flowering characteristics under agro-climatic conditions of Bihar. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(9S): 798-800.