Vol. 6, Special Issue 1 (2017)
Studies on the growth and flowering of different mango (Mangifera indica L.) cultivars under Western Uttar Pradesh conditions
Author(s): Ankur Kumar, Sunil Malik, Pallavi Chaudhary, and Navneet Kumar
Abstract: The evaluation of new cultivars adaptation and yield potential of mango (Mangifera indica L.) provides tools to assist and improve the mango production in different climates conditions. The study was conducted to evaluate the phenological and reproductive development of different mango cultivars. The variables were total plant height, plant spread, stem girth, date and time of panicle emergence, panicle length, date of start of flowering, date of full bloom flowering duration and fruits physical characteristics. The maximum plant height was observed in Neelum (111.13 cm and 180.33 cm) while, the average plant spread was found to be maximum in Langra (119.83 cm and 170.54 cm) in the East-West direction and (118.74 cm and 169.76 cm) in the North-South direction while, the lowest plant spread in the East-West and North-South direction was recorded in Dashehari (97.90 cm and 155.64 cm) and (97.00 cm and 149.52 cm) during both the years of investigation, respectively. Results pertaining to panicle emergence suggest that Burma Surkh, Mithwa Malda, Langra, Bombay green and Mallika had very early emergence of panicle (before 30thJanuary). Flowering duration among mango cultivars differed significantly and it ranged between 11.33 -19.00 days and 12.00-19.00 days during both the years of experiment, respectively. It is concluded that some varieties like Langra, Burma Surkh, Bombay green, Samar-e-Behist Chausa, Sorav and Ratol were superior in most of the traits.
How to cite this article:
Ankur Kumar, Sunil Malik, Pallavi Chaudhary, and Navneet Kumar. Studies on the growth and flowering of different mango (Mangifera indica L.) cultivars under Western Uttar Pradesh conditions. 2017; 6(6S): 439-442.