Seasonal Evaluation of Citrus aurantifolia cv. Kuliana Lime for Quality Attributes Under East and South East Coastal Plain Zone of Odisha
Subhrajyoti Mishra* and Dilip Kumar Dash
Department of Fruit Science and Horticulture Technology, College of Agriculture, OUAT, BBSR-03, India
Keywords: Biochemical, Quality, Acid lime, Kuliana lime, TSS, Rind thickness
Kuliana lime is an elite cultivar of Odisha having a tremendous potential to be included in the future crop improvement programmes owing to its flavour and juice content. This research was conducted at Horticultural Research Station, Department of Fruit Science and Horticultural Technology, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, during 2016 and 2017 to evaluate the suitable season in terms of quality parameters. The biometrical observations on various quality attributes were recorded in three different seasons. The best season for fruit quality has determined on the basis of seasonal performances as inter-seasonal variation has tremendous effect for quality of fruit. Spring season produced the best effect for rind thickness (1.30 mm), TSS (6.77 °Brix), sugar content (0.46 per cent), ascorbic acid (32.87 mg per 100 mL of juice) and low acidity (6.19 per cent). Rainy season was the best in terms of fruit volume (29.68 cc) and juice content (16.52 mL/fruit). Our results illustrated that the climatic condition was optimum during the spring season in quality attributes for Kuliana lime under the East and South East Coastal Plain Zone of Odisha.
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