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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 3
First page : (74) Last page : (84)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2548

Effect of Nitrogen, Zinc Sulphate and Boron on Growth and Yield of Cape Gooseberry (Physalis peruviana L.)

Om Prakash1*, Ashok Kumar2 and Yashpal Singh3
1College of Horticulture, Banada University of Agriculture & Technology, Banda -210001(UP)
2College of Horticulture, Banada University of Agriculture & Technology, Banda -210001(UP)
3Department of Horticulture, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture &
Technology, Meerut-250110, Uttar Pradesh
*Corresponding Author E-mail: opji.2007@rediffmail.com
Received: 5.02.2017  |  Revised: 19.02.2017   |  Accepted: 20.02.2017  


The present investigation was carried out during 2007-08 and 2008-09 at Horticultural Garden of the Department of Horticulture, Chandra Shekhar Azad university of Agriculture and Technology, Kanpur, U.P. The treatments consisted of three levels each of nitrogen (50, 75 and 100 kg/ha), ZnSo4 (0.3%, 0.6% and 0.9%) and Borax (0.3%, 0.6% and 0.9%) along with a control. Thus there were in all 28 treatment combination replicated thrice in a Factorial Randomized Block Design. Half dose of nitrogen and full dose phosphorous and potassium as per treatment were mixed during last preparation of the field. Remaining half nitrogen was top dressing and total amount of zinc sulphate and borax were foliar spray in two split at 42 and 73 days after transplanting. Observation were recorded on vegetative growth (plant height, plant spread, number of leaves, number of branches, diameter' of stem), floral parameters days taking to first and last flowering, fruiting and fruit parameter (fruit set%, fruit retention %, number of fruit per plant, size of fruit, length and width and weight of fruit and pulp : seed ratio and yield/ha. Nitrogen, zinc sulphate and borax individually influencing all vegetative growth, flowering, fruiting parameters in cape gooseberry, Higher level of 100 kg N and 0.9% either ZnSo4 or borax showed maximum vegetative growth, minimum days to first flowering, increased fruit yield and quality of fruit as compared to other nutrients levels. First and second order interaction, also increased vegetative growth, flowering, fruiting and 100 kg N + 0.9% Zn, 100 kg N + 0.9% B and 0.9% ZnSo4 + 0.9% B and second order interaction 100 kg N + 0.9% Zn + 0.9% B promoted values further in all characters (vegetative growth, fruit quality and yield) as compared to control.

Key words:Nitrogen, Zinc Sulphate, Boron, Borax.

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Cite this article: Prakash, O., Kumar, A. and Singh, Y., Effect of Nitrogen, Zinc Sulphate and Boron on Growth and Yield of Cape Gooseberry (Physalis peruviana L.), Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(3): 74-84 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2548