Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 8, Special Issue 4 (2019)
Effect of plant age and ripening stage on physical and chemical characters of Pear
Amandeep Singh, Navdeep Gandhi and Diksha Tinna
A study was conducted to determine the impact of different plant age and maturity stages on physical and chemical characteristics of pear. The pear fruits were harvested from three different age groups i.e 8-10 years, 14-15 years and 19-20 years respectively at different ripening stages i.e premature and mature stage. The study was carried out in Agriculture Lab, D.A.V College, Abohar during the academic year 2018. These fruit samples were evaluated for its physical and chemical characteristics. Various physical parameters such as fruit length, fruit breadth and fruit weight were evaluated. The chemical parameters such as TSS and Titratable acidity of fruits were also evaluated. Total of 18 samples were taken from all age groups and at different maturity stages (6 samples from each age group at two stages). It was concluded that pear fruit samples showed significant increase in its physical and chemical characters in all age groups during maturity. The fruit samples from 19-20 years old plants with maturity showed best quality characteristics.
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Amandeep Singh, Navdeep Gandhi and Diksha Tinna. Effect of plant age and ripening stage on physical and chemical characters of Pear. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(4S):01-03.