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Effect of foliar application of micronutrients (Zn and B) on fruit quality characteristics of mango
- Ferdosi, M. F. H., Farooq, A.
- Acta horticulturae 2017 no.1177 pp. 377-380
- ascorbic acid, boric acid, foliar application, fruit quality, mangoes, reducing sugars, sugar content, total soluble solids, zinc, zinc sulfate
- We investigated the effect of foliar applications of micro-nutrients, boric acid (H3BO3) and zinc sulphate (ZnSO4), on the quality characteristics of 'Langra' mango fruit. The foliar treatment with 1% H3BO3 + 1.2% ZnSO4 gave the highest total soluble solids (TSS) in the fruit (18.5%) followed by the foliar treatment of 0.8% boric acid (H3BO3) with which had a TSS of 18.3% while the untreated control was significantly lower at a TSS of 16.5%. The maximum amount of vitamin-C (154.3 mg 100 g-1) was also with the foliar treatment of 1% H3BO3 + 1.2% ZnSO4 while the untreated control had 94.7 mg 100 g-1. Maximum total sugars (51.1%) were with the foliar treatment of 1% ZnSO4 while the untreated control had 45.0%. Maximum reducing sugar content was with the treatment of 0.8% boric acid (H3BO3).