Fruit yield and quality traits of Pakistani cultivars of Citrus sinensis Osbeck in core area of Production
Author(s) : Mehwish Sidique, Rashad Mukhtar Balal, Ahmad Zeeshan
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Citrus is an important table fruit having refreshing taste and rich source of vitamin C. Citrus sinensis is an important species of citrus which is being consumed by large masses due to its peculiar taste and high sugar content and early availability in the fruit market. A study was conducted to identify the potential varieties of this commercial species. Commercial varieties were evaluated for yield related and biochemical traits. It was identified that commercial variety “Salustiana” had the fruit of largest mass, least number of seed, juice mass, volume and peel mass. Disease free nursery may be developed to commercial this variety in core area of Punjab and may also be used in molecular studies.