Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding

Stability analysis for fruit yield and its components in Ber (Ziziphus mauritiana Lamk)

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Arid region of India is spread over 38.70 m ha covering
about 12 per cent of the total area of the country. The
tracts of hot arid region are found in the states of
Rajasthan (19.6 m ha) followed by Gujarat (6.2 m ha),
Andhra Pradesh (2.02 m ha), Punjab (1.5 m ha),
Haryana (1.3 m ha) and Maharashtra (0.1 m ha) [1].
Farming being difficult in the arid tropics, the agroclimate of such regions favours the cultivation of some
fruit crops. Indian jujube (Ziziphus mauritiana Lamk)
commonly known as ber belonging to family
Rhamnaceae being indigenous to India can be
successfully cultivated in the hot arid region of the
country. The fruits of Indian jujube are rich in vitaniin C,
A, and B complex. In Punjab it is cultivated on 2,500 ha
having production of 42,847 mt annually [1]. The choice
of a stable cultivar is of paramount importance as a
cultivar performing well in one locality may behave
differently under different agro climatic conditions. The
identification of a cultivar having wide adaptability is very
important so that it may give stable performance. The
present investigation was carried out to find out stable
cultivar(s) for arid irrigated zone of Punjab.

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Year: 2010
Volume: 70
Issue: 3
Article DOI: N/A
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906



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