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Journal of Biological Sciences

Year: 2001  |  Volume: 1  |  Issue: 5  |  Page No.: 336 - 337

Performance of Some Walnut Cultivars under Climatic Conditions of Murree Hills

Muhammad Akram Nasir, Muhammad Afzal, Shakeel Ahmed, Naveed Anwar Virk and Attiq Akhter

Abstract

The present studies were carried out on four walnut cultivars viz Hartley, Payne, Sorrento and Odom at the Hill Fruit Research Sub-Station, Lower Topa, Murree during 1999-2000. Vigorous plants were noted of Odom cultivar. Similarly Odom nuts were significantly larger in size having 36.70 mm length and 35.65 mm diameter as compared to the minimum size (29.50 mm length x 27.54 mm diameter) in cv. Sorrento. Weight of the fruit kernel and kernel percentage was maximum in Odom and minimum in Payne. Nuts of Odom cv. Mature in the first week of October while all other cultivars in second week of October Significantly highest number of fruits/tree (205) and weight (2.07 Kg) was attained in Odom and least in other cultivars. Conclusively Odom cultivar of walnut is recommended fro early maturity, large and heavy fruit and the maximum yield.

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