Impact of Zinc and Boron on Growth and Qualitative Parameters of Papaya (Carica papaya L.) cv. Red Lady

Anis Mirza, Ravi Dahiya and Jatinder Singh

Abstract

A field experiment was carried out to study the impact of foliar application of zinc and boron on growth and quality parameters of papaya cv. Red Lady conducted at V.P.O. Maheru, Tehsil Phagwara, District Kapurthala, Punjab under the Department of Horticulture, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Jalandhar, Punjab during the year 2019-20. The experiment was conducted by using micronutrients viz., boron (B) and zinc (Zn) at different concentrations in Randomized Block Design layout. The outcome of investigation is very significant from sustainability point of view as with treatment ZnSO4 at 0.25% + Borax at 0.50% improved the growth factors like plant girth (40.20 cm), height (209.78 cm), and leaves/plant (39.10) at 270 DAP (Days after planting) and other characters like fruit weight (1.45 kg), fruit length (19.10 cm), yield per plant (92.82 kg) were observed. Increased production will help to meet feeding requirements of increased population. As far as food chemistry is concerned, fruit characteristics like improved total soluble sugars (TSS) (16.18 B) and the lower acidity (0.120%) were observed when the plants sprayed with ZnSO4 at 0.50% + B at 0.50%.

Published on: October 23, 2023
doi: 10.17756/jfcn.2023-s1-001
Citation: Mirza A, Dahiya R, Singh J. 2023. Impact of Zinc and Boron on Growth and Qualitative Parameters of Papaya (Carica papaya L.) cv. Red Lady. J Food Chem Nanotechnol 9(S1): S1-S5.

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