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 AJPS  Vol.9 No.11 , October 2018
Evaluation of Pear Varieties for Physiochemical Traits Grown under Climatic Conditions of Soon Valley, Pakistan
Abstract: The study carried out aimed at characterizing the pear cultivars and to explore the specific cultivar most suitable to be commercially grown in Soon valley region. Nine pear varieties (Leconte, Bagugosha, Bartlet pear, Concord, Pear selection-1, Pear Red, Pear White, Kashmiri Nashpati and Kashmiri Nakh) were tested for their physiochemical quality attributes. The observations made during the study revealed that variety Bagugosha scored maximum (7.95, 8.10) in taste and flavor respectively. The same variety produced maximum fruit size (5081 mm2), fruit weight (205 g), soluble solid contents (15%) and total sugars (9.56%). However, fruit yield per plant was maximum (98.80 kg) in Bartlet pear variety and Bagugosha produced fruitweight of 60.20 kg. Titratable acidity was determined maximum (0.44%) in Kashmiri Nakh. Number of seeds were maximum (8.20) in Bartlet Pear as well as in Bgugosha. The exploration of this research study revealed that the Bagugosha is the prime quality cultivar to be suggested for commercial cultivation in Soon valley compared to all nine evaluated varieties.
Cite this paper: Abbas, M. , Fai, H. , Aziz, M. , Rashid, S. , Ullah, H. , Qadri, R. and Azam, M. (2018) Evaluation of Pear Varieties for Physiochemical Traits Grown under Climatic Conditions of Soon Valley, Pakistan. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 9, 2217-2226. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2018.911160.
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