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Influence of Rootstocks on "Red Delicious" Apple Grown in Balochistan

Author(s): Muhammad Javed Tareen | Abdul Qadir Tareen | Faiz Ullah Khan | Abdul Razaq Raisani | Javed Ahmed Kamal

Journal: Journal of Biological Sciences
ISSN 1727-3048

Volume: 2;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 528;
Date: 2002;
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Keywords: Rootstock MM-106 | M-9 | cultivar red delicious

Influence of two dwarfing rootstocks viz. MM-106 and M-9 on apple cultivar red delicious was studied. Rootstocks MM-106 significantly increased percentage of fruit set, pre-harvest fruit drop proper stage of maturity and yield as compared to M-9. While M-9 increased only seed colour as compared to MM-106. Where as there was a little difference in fruit shape and size, fruit weight, skin colour of fruit, No. of seeds per fruit, fruit firmness, TSS and consumer`s acceptability between the two rootstocks. Rootstock MM-106 was found partially better than rootstock M-9 on cultivar red delicious.
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