Journal ID : AMA-11-09-2021-10706
[This article belongs to Volume - 52, Issue - 01]
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Title : Pre-harvest Application of Calcium Chloride and Salicylic Acid Enhances Morphological and Biochemical Characteristics of Guava (Psidium guajava)

Abstract :

Guava is a small, tropical fruit tree grown in various tropical and subtropical regions. Salicylic acid (SA) is a phenolic compound that enhances disease resistance and delays the fruit ripening process. Calcium is an essential cell component that delays ripening, particularly softening of the fruit. The effect of foliar spray of CaCl2, and SA, on guava's physical and biochemical traits were investigated in the present investigation. The application of CaCl2 2% + SA 2mM was more effective as compared with both when applied alone. The data were recorded on fruit set (%), fruit weight (g), fruit length (cm), fruit diameter (cm), fruit yield (kg), ripening period (days), TSS, acidity, total sugar, ascorbic acid, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium. CaCl2 2% + SA 2mM was showed better performance in all cases, followed by SA 2mM and CaCl2 2%. Overall, this work determines the influence on guava's essential traits by pre-harvest calcium chloride and salicylic acid.

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