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Indian Journal of Horticulture
Year : 2002, Volume : 59, Issue : 2
First page : ( 127) Last page : ( 129)
Print ISSN : 0972-8538.

Effect of planting time on post-harvest performance of banana cv. Martaman

Bauri F.K., Misra D.K., Sarkar S.K.

Directorate of Research Complex, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Kalyani 741 235


The experiment was conducted to find out the effect of different planting time on yield, quality, shelf-life and post-harvest diseases of banana cv. Martaman. Earliest shooting, minimum days for harvesting and maximum bunch weight were recorded in February planting. Significant effect on fingers/bunch and fruit weight were also recorded. Fruits harvesting from June planting recorded maximum pulp weight, peel weight and pulp/peel ratio. February planting resulted in high TSS and low acidity. Fruits from October planting had maximum shelf-life, reduced intensity of post-harvest diseases, i.e. anthracnose and fruit rot.


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