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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:11, November, 2020

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(11): 401-412

Characteristics of Flowering and Fruiting Description of Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.)
N. Varun Kumar, Ankush Godara and Anis Mirza*
Dept. of Horticulture, SAGR, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India
*Corresponding author

Pomegranate a fruit of paradise (Punica granatum L.) Lythraceae family is the earliest and significant outgrowth crop of arid and Semi-arid regions all over the Globe. This has a distinctively brief developmental period of 1- 2 years, contrasted with other perennial fruit crops since flowering results in fruiting bodies, Flower of pomegranate blooms almost throughout the year in tropical climates while in subtropics, blooming is observed only once every year. Hence, it is characterized by two styles of flowers: (hermaphrodite) bisexual flowers and functionally male flowers on the same tree. This situation, termed as functional and romonoecy. Male blossoms are directly related to minimum yields which are not capable to set fruit. The plant is deciduous in zones wherever the temperature is low during winter, even though it is mostly evergreen in a hot tropical environment. While evergreen pomegranate cultivars bloom the entire year and the inflorescence is a dichasial cyme that is urcerate, campanulate, and rounded, correspondingly. Both pin and thrum type blossoms are identified in perfect blossoms. The gender proportion changes according to seasons and concerning selection. Both allogamy and autogamy pollination happens in the fruit of paradise protogyny which occurs through Cross pollination is predictable. For proper enrichment of crops through the Hybridization method, the amount of perfect flowers of the female parent has a vital impact on pollen viability.

Keywords: Hermaphrodite, Inflorescence, Anthesis, Juvenile period

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Varun Kumar, N., Ankush Godara and Anis Mirza. 2020. Characteristics of Flowering and Fruiting Description of Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(11): 401-412. doi:
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