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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(8): 3086-3096
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.329


Seasonal Variation of Quantitative Parameters of Coconut in Major Coconut Growing Districts of Andhra Pradesh
Kalpana Motha, S. Vishala and Y. Ramakrishna
Horticultural Research Station, Dr. YSR Horticultural University, Vijayarai,Andhra Pradesh, India
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Abstract:

A study on “Seasonal variation in quantitative parameters of coconut in major coconut growing districts of Andhra Pradesh” was conducted during 2010-2012. The study revealed that the coconuts of Andhra Pradesh had an average whole nut weigh (1145.31gm/nut), dehusked nut weight (454.10gm/nut), husk weight (686.76 gm/nut), shell weight (143.08gm/nut), water content (92.75 ml/nut) that were collected from three major coconut growing districts. The commercial valued products such as kernel, copra and coconut oil recorded an average of 215.57gm/nut, 122.77gm/nut and 65 percent respectively in the nuts of Andhra Pradesh. Among various seasons, the coconuts collected during winter months registered maximum whole nut weight (1251.83gm/nut), husk weight (811.40 gm/nut) and shell weight (149.47 gm/nut) whereas the dehusked nut weight (477.80gm/nut) and water content in mature nut (98.60ml/nut) were maximum in summer collected nuts. Seasonal variation was also observed in commercial products viz., kernel weight, copra content and oil content in coconut of Andhra Pradesh that showed maximum kernel weight (245.24 gm/nut), copra content (130.00gm/nut) and oil content (65.23 percent) in nuts harvested in summer months. In nutshell, the nuts of East Godavari district are good in size, husk weight, and oil content which can be exploited for coir making and oil production. The nuts of West Godavari district were good in copra that can be maximum utilized for making cup copra whereas the nuts of Srikakulam district was fairly good in kernel content which could be encouraged for desicatted coconut. Among different seasons, the best quality copra was obtained from 11th and 12th month old nuts in summer months.


Keywords: Seasonal Variation, Quantitative Parameters, Coconut
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Kalpana Motha, S. Vishala and Ramakrishna, Y. 2018. Seasonal Variation of Quantitative Parameters of Coconut in Major Coconut Growing Districts of Andhra Pradesh.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(8): 3086-3096. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.329