Improvement of annona for yield and quality

HORTIIHRCIL2013010: 010 ( 10 )

Objective: 

Evaluation of half sib progenies of Annona (cv. Balanagar), Backcrossing Arka Sahan with A. squamosa, inter-specific hybridization.

PI: 

Dr.T.Sakthivel

CO PI: 

-

Achievements: 
  • Half sib progenies of custard apple cv. Balanagar (135 nos.) were evaluated. The yield was observed to be maximum in Acc. No.1/14 (15.06 kg per plant) and fruit weight was observed to be maximum in the Acc. No.1/15 (104.3 g).  Maximum TSS was recorded in Acc. No. 2/16 (27.5°B).
  • Interspecific hybridization in Annona was carried out with Annona atemoya (Island gem, Bullock’s Heart and Pink’s mammoth) and Annona squamosa varieties (Balanagar, Raidurg, APK-1, Red Sitaphal, Mammoth, Barbados Seedlings, Washington 07005 and Washington 98797). 
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