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Volume 47 Number 3 Article 9 Pages: 171-171
Year 1993 Month 7
Title: Sharbo Selection-A New Almond
Author: S.D. Sharma
Almond is an important fruit crop cultivated in district Kinnaur. Due to dry, temperate climate, good quality nuts are produced which are comparable to those grown elsewhere. In the efforts of cultivation, a large number of seedlings have been selected by the growers. The seedling 'Sharbo Selection' is about 15 years old growing at Regional Horticultural Research Station, Sharbo. Percentage is not known. The tree is vigorous and well spread. Full bloom was recorded in the middle of March. The flowering coincided with Tree No. 109, Tree No. 69, 'Katha,' 'Telengi Selection' and Dhebar.' The fruit set was only 5 per cent under selfing by bagging, whereas it was 64% in open pollination. The fruit set when pol linated with above mentioned seed ling selections ranged from 6 to 10 per cent. The flower buds are present laterally on one-year-old growth. Some flowers are present on spurs on older shoots. The fruit is thin shelled, oblong, kernel slightly shrivelled. Yield was 7.5 kg of dried nuts during 1989, whereas the cumulative yield of the last five years was 21.5 kg. The seedling is resistant to gummosis which is common in other cultivars and seedling selections being grown at the station.

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