Yield and Pomological Characteristics of Three Pomegranate (Punica granatum L) Cultivars: Wonderful, Acco and Herskovitz
American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry
Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014, Pages: 61-65
Accepted: Apr. 18, 2014; Published: Apr. 30, 2014
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Serhat Usanmaz, European University of Lefke, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies, Cyprus, Mersin 10 Turkey
İbrahim Kahramanoğlu, European University of Lefke, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Technologies, Cyprus, Mersin 10 Turkey ; Alnar Pomegranates Ltd., Ataturk Ave. 109/1 Guzelyurt, Cyprus, Mersin 10 Turkey
Nihat Yılmaz, Erciyes Üniversitesi, Safiye Cıkrıkcıoglu Vocational College, Kayseri, Turkey
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Abstract
Pomegranate fruit has been associated with a high level of nutrients and many health benefits. This study evaluated the yield and pomological characteristics of three pomegranate cultivars: Wonderful, Acco and Herskovitz grown in Cyprus conditions. Researches performed by collecting data from 17 pomegranate orchards between 2011 (4 years old) and 2012 (5 years old). Yield (kg/tree) was determined according to total harvest. Ten samples were randomly selected from each orchard and each cultivar to determine average fruit weight, number of arils per fruit, fruit width and height, aril per cent, juice per cent and total soluble solids. Results indicated that the Wonderful cultivar had the highest fruit weight and second highest yield (481.12 g/fruit and 14.17 kg/tree). The second highest fruit weight was obtained from Herskovitz which had the highest yield (431.04 g/fruit and 15.44 kg/tree). The lowest fruit weight and yield obtained from Acco (350.31 g/fruit and 11.43 kg/tree). Acco had highest juice content followed by Wonderful and Herskovitz (40.22% > 35.60% > 29.42%). Wonderful had the highest juice content (5.05 l/tree). Juice content per tree for Acco and Herskovitz were determined 4.58 l and 4.53 l, respectively.
Keywords
Pomegranate, Yield, Juice Per Cent, Aril Per Cent, Fruit Weight, Fruit Diameter
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Serhat Usanmaz, İbrahim Kahramanoğlu, Nihat Yılmaz, Yield and Pomological Characteristics of Three Pomegranate (Punica granatum L) Cultivars: Wonderful, Acco and Herskovitz, American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2014, pp. 61-65. doi: 10.11648/j.ajaf.20140203.12
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