P. Nandi D. Roy B. Ghosh S. Kundu


The study of the effect of bending of shoots in different months in guava cv. Khaja was carried out at

Horticulture Research Station, Mondouri of Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya to find out suitable bending time for improving flowering, yield and quality of guava. The experiment consists of seven treatments with three replications in a randomised block design. The different treatments were bending in October (T1), November (T2), March (T3), April (T4), May (T5), June (T6) and untreated control (T7). Bending in June (T6) resulted early emergency of new shootlet (15.0 days), flower initiation (40.33 days) and fruit set (48.33 days) from the date of bending as well as the same treatment showed maximum fruit weight (197.67 gm), fruit length (8.00 cm), fruit diameter (7.16 cm) and pulp thickness (2.20 cm). Higher fruit quality in terms of total soluble solids (11.04 0brix), total sugar (7.0 %) and ascorbic acid content (197.96 mg/100g pulp) was noted when bending was done in May (T5) and June (T6). Bending in the month of October (T1) resulted in maximum C: N ratio of leaf with maximum flowering shootlets in a branch and yield (63.67 kg/plant). So, time of bending may be standardized in the month of October or June for higher profit.


Download data is not yet available.


Metrics Loading ...




Ascorbic acid, Bending time, lowering shootlet, Fruit yield, Leaf C: N ratio

A. O. A. C. 1984. Official Methods of Analysis, 14th Ed. Association of Official Agricultural Chemist, Washington D. C., 16.
Bagchi, T. B., Sukul, P. and Ghosh, B. (2008). Biochemical changes during off-season flowering in guava (Psidium guajava L.) induced by bending and pruning. J. Tropic. Agric., 46 (1/2): 64-66.
Black, C. A. (1965). Method of Soil Analysis. American Soc. Agron. Inc., Madison, 75-1171.
Ghosh, B. and Sukul, P. (2003). Off season flowering in guava. In: Validation of Indigenous Technical Knowledge in Agriculture, Document-3. Mission Unit, Division of Agricultural Extension. ICAR, New Delhi, 220-226.
Goon, A. M., Gupta, M. K. and Dasgupta, B. (2001). Fundamentals of Statistics, Vol. 2, The World Press Limited, Calcutta, 72-76.
Hedge, J. E. and Hofreiter, B. T. (1962). In: Carbohydrate Chemistry (Eds. Whistler R.L. and Be Miller, J.N.), Academic Press, New York, 17.
Mamun, A. A., Rahman, M. H. and Rahim, M. A. (2012). Effect of shoot Beding and Fruit Thinning on Productivity of Guava. J. Environ. Sci. & Natural Resources, 5(2): 167-172.
Samant, D., Kishore, K. and Singh, H. S. (2016). Branch Bending for Crop Regulation in Guava under Hot and Humid Climate of Eastern India. J. Indian Soc. Coastal agric. Res. 34(1): 92-96.
Sarkar, A., Ghosh, B., Kundu, S. and Sukul, P. (2005) Effect of shoot pruning and bending on yield and fruit quality in guava cv. L-49. Environ. & Eco., 235:621-23.
Wang, L., Jiang, Y. M., Peng, F. T. and Wei, S. C. (2010). Effects of branch bending on growth of new shoots and the dynamic changes of endogenous hormones in apple. Scientia Agricultura Sinica, 43 (22): 4761-4764.
Citation Format
How to Cite
Nandi, P., Roy, D., Ghosh, B., & Kundu, S. (2017). Effect of bending of shoots on flowering, yield and quality of guava cv. Khaja. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 9(3), 1365–1368. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.v9i3.1368
More Citation Formats:
Research Articles