MADRAS AGRICULTURAL JOURNAL

Evaluation of Coconut Hybrids for Tender nut

Abstract

      An experiment to evaluate the coconut hybrids for tender nut was conducted at Coconut Research Station, Aliyar nagar during 2017-18. Seven cross combinations along with eight parents were studied. The nuts were harvested at tender nut stage and the quantitative traits like nut weight, volume of nut water and qualitative traits viz., pH, TSS, Total sugars, reducing sugar, non-reducing sugar, sodium and potassium were recorded. Among the hybrids COD x WCT significantly differed from other hybrids for volume of tender nut water, sodium and potassium content which is mostly preferred for the tender nut quality.
Key Words: Hybrids, Tender nut, Quantitative traits and qualitative traits.