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Journal : HortFlora Research Spectrum
Volume : Volume 5, Issue 2: June 2016
Page (s) : 124-128
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Article Type : Full Length Original Article
Online : 25-Jun-2016
Influence of Pre-Harvest Foliar Application of Nutrients and Growth Regulators on Fruit Quality of Litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) cv. Rose Scented
N.N. Patil*, N.K. Mishra, C.P. Singh, R. Srivastava and A. K. Singh
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In order to maintain and enhance fruit quality and storability of litchi the present study was conducted at Horticultural Research Centre, GBPUA & T, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand during 2013-14 and 2014-15. Different pre-harvest sprays of nutrients and growth regulators were sprayed individually or in combination with each other, viz., calcium chloride @ 0.5%, potassium sulphate @ 0.5%, borax @ 1%, putrescine @ 40ppm, salicylic acid @ 100ppm and ascorbic acid @ 0.2% on litchi to ascertain their effect on fruit chemical characters. The analytical study of the data revealed that treatment with a combination of CaCl2+ K2SO4 + Borax @ 0.5 % + 0.5 % + 1.0 % had best effect on TSS (21.05 °B), titratable acidity (0.44 %), ascorbic acid (28.16 %), total sugars (15.39 %), reducing sugars (11.48 %), non-reducing sugars (3.90 %) and TSS: acid ratio (31.62).

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Patil N.N., Mishra N.K., Singh C.P., Srivastava R. and Singh A.K. (2016). Influence of pre-harvest foliar application of nutrients and growth regulators on fruit quality of litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) cv. Rose Scented. HortFlora Res. Spectrum, 5(2): 124-128.
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