Grafting efficiency of different scion cultivars on local rootstock of Ber (Ziziphus mauritiana. L)

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Grafting efficiency of different scion cultivars on local rootstock of Ber (Ziziphus mauritiana. L)

Javaria Sherani, Muhammad Saleem Jilani, Tanveer Ahmad
Int. J. Biosci.16( 3), 499-504, March 2020.
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A field experiment was conducted in Department of Horticulture, Ghazi University Dera Ghazi Khan-Pakistan to study the efficiency of different scion cultivars grafting on the local desi rootstock of Ber (Ziziphus mauritiana) under field conditions. T-grafting of different scion cultivars was done in the March-April by using different scion cultivars viz. Delhi White, Suffen Karela and Mahmud Wali. The results of experiment presented that an early initiation of sprouting of Ber graft in 07-13 days was recorded in Delhi White followed by Mahmud Wali scion. Grafting success (88.66%), survival (71.6.00%), number of branches (6.99), canopy volume (10.63), fruit setting% (7%) and yield kg/plant (52kg) was higher in Dehli white grafts followed by Suffen and Mehmud wali scion grafts. Rate of vegetative growth of grafted plants was excellent in Dehli white scion grafts. Biochemical characteristics of fruit i.e TSS (Brixo) was higher (16.25) in cvs. Suffen, TA%, pH and Vit-C content was found maximum in Dehli white followed by Mehmud wali scion graft. Dehli white grafts performed better for vegetative as well as quality characters so it is recommended that this variety can be used for grafting with local desi ber varieties.


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