Evaluation of aonla (Phyllanthus emblica) genotypes under semi-arid conditions

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  • NARENDRA SINGH ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
  • MUKESH KUMAR CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana 125 004, India
  • JEET RAM SHARMA CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana 125 004, India



Ascorbic acid, Indian gooseberry, Performance, Physico-chemical


The present study was carried out to evaluate the aonla (Phyllanthus emblica L. syn. Emblica officinalis Gaertner) genotypes for their growth, yield and fruit quality attributes under the semi-arid condition. The evaluated genotypes had significant variability for the observed parameters. Chakaiya and BSR 1 were found comparatively less vigorous amongst selected genotypes. The number of male flowers, female flowers and total number of flowers, on 10 cm length of indeterminate branch varied from 650.67 to 1488.3, 4.33 to 12.33 and 657.0 to 1499.0, respectively. Sex ratio (male/female) ranged between 96.04 (NA 6) and 262.28 (S 1). Among the genotypes under investigation, NA 20 gave maximum yield, with higher fruit weight (54.96 g) and pulp per cent (93.87). TSS and TSS: acid ratio was observed higher in BSR 1. Total sugars, reducing sugars and non-reducing sugars content was found highest in genotype Krishna. Ascorbic acid and tannin content was recorded highest in Chakaiya and NA 10, respectively.


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SINGH, N., KUMAR, M., & SHARMA, J. R. (2022). Evaluation of aonla (Phyllanthus emblica) genotypes under semi-arid conditions. The Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 91(12), 1778–1782. https://doi.org/10.56093/ijas.v91i12.120806