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.
dry, temperate climate, good quality
nuts are produced which are comparable to those grown elsewhere.
efforts of cultivation, a large number
of seedlings have been selected by the
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.
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
The fruit set when pol
linated with above mentioned seed
ling selections ranged from 6 to 10 per
The flower buds are present laterally
on one-year-old growth.
are present on spurs on older shoots.
The fruit is thin shelled, oblong, kernel
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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