Quality comparison of some local varieties of apples grown at Murree, Punjab, Pakistan

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Quality comparison of some local varieties of apples grown at Murree, Punjab, Pakistan

Nisar Ahmad, Maryam Sarfraz, Khalid Hussain, Naseem Akhtar, Waqar Ahmad, Muhammad Abu Bakar Siddique
Int. J. Agron. Agri. Res.13( 5), 89-95, November 2018.
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Nutritional quality of 17 varieties of Apples (Nuggets, Double red, Jona gold, Starking delicious, Red golden, Spartin, King red delicious, Sky spur, Golden delicious, Golden russet, Ida red, Red chief, Golden, Amri, Meshaddi, Kandhari, Gala must) were assessed. Samples were collected from fruit hill station Murree. The study continued for a period of three years (2014, 2015 and 2016). Results bared that fruit weight (g/fruit) varied from 94.4 to 190.2, Pulp (%) from 35.8 to 49.6, Juice (%) from 43.3 to 59.1, pH from 3.0 to7.5, acidity from 0.46 to 1.18, malic acid (%) from 0.13 to 0.55, TSS (%) from 9.7 to 13.1, Total sugars (%) from 6.7to 11.2 and Vitamin-C (mg/100g) from 2.8 to 5.6. Among 17 varieties, variety Ida red and Double red were found better due to their higher percentage of juice (59.1%) and pulp (52.8%) respectively and variety Kandhari for its sweetness i.e. higher sugars (11.2% ), higher pH (3.5) and lower malic acids contents (0.13%).


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