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Germination trials in passion fruit seeds.

Pruthi, J. S. and Girdhari, Lal. (1954) Germination trials in passion fruit seeds. Indian Journal of Horticulture, 11 (4). pp. 138-144.

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The Purple Passion fruit (Pal3siflora edulis, Sims) is extensively cdlLivated in Australia, ~outh Africa, Kenya and elsewhere and is gradually assuming considerable (lommercial importance because its attractive yellow pulp, having a fine exotic flavour, finds its greatest use as a flavouring in a number of fruit products like icings. drinks, syrups, ice-cream, etc. and especially a." an addition to fruit s!1lads to add a piquant flavour and aroma. The extensive studies conducted on the nutritive value and utilization of this fruit at this Institute during the last 3 years have given highly encouraging results (11). Consequently the area under this fruit is steadily increasingly in South India. Unfortunately other aspects viz., the cultural aspects ef this fruit plant have not hitherto received the attention they deserve. Only Naik (8) has reported about the encouraging performance of this plant at Coonoor. The study reported here was undertaken at Mysore to elicit information on some of the important aspects of passion fruit seed propagn,t,ion for future guidance of the planters in this part of the (Jountry, as nr, reliable information is avail· able on these aspect". Data are presented on the rate and percent germinal ion of freshly extracted seeds as well as one year old seeds stured in the la,boratory at room temperature (24-30DC).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Purple Passion fruit, Passiflora edulis, germination
Subjects: 600 Technology > 03 Agriculture
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 24 Fruits
Divisions: Fruit and Vegetable Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2013 06:15
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2013 06:15
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/4285

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