Effect of Fruit Bagging on the Yield and Quality of Rainy Season Guava (Psidium guajava) cv Allahabad Safeda

Harish Yadav *

Department of Horticulture (Fruit Science), Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj-211007 (U.P.), India.

Annjoe V. Joseph

Department of Horticulture, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj-211007 (U.P.), India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The present experiment was conducted at Department of Horticulture, Naini Agricultural Institute, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj during the session 2022 - 2024. The experiment was laid out in randomized block design, and the study consists of eight treatments with three replications including control. From the present investigation, it was concluded that bagging had significant effect on fruit characters in guava. The best treatment was T3 (Yellow Polythene) which shows highest values in all the parameters viz fruit characters (fruit weight-192.09g, fruit girth- 6.39 cm, fruit diameter-6.53cm, pulp weight-74.91g, pulp percentage-89.06%, seed weight-6.22g, seed percentage-5.71% & specific gravity-1.23), quality attributes (TSS -15.32 0Brix, acidity- 0.40%, vitamin C- 161.99 mg/100g, TSS/acid ratio-37.64). Increased fruit yield and quality might be due to the increased absorption of sunlight & favorable microclimate created due to bagging.

Keywords: Guava, yellow polythene, psidium, guajava, bagging


How to Cite

Yadav, H., & Joseph , A. V. (2024). Effect of Fruit Bagging on the Yield and Quality of Rainy Season Guava (Psidium guajava) cv Allahabad Safeda. Journal of Advances in Biology & Biotechnology, 27(6), 127–130. https://doi.org/10.9734/jabb/2024/v27i6874

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