A STUDY ON THE PATTERN OF FRUIT DEVELOPMENT IN ROBUSTA COFFEE (COFFEA CANEPHORA VAR. ROBUSTA)
1Sureshkumar V.B.,1George Daniel, 2Prakash N.S., 1Prakasan C.B. and 3*Mohanan K.V.
|Corresponding Author: Mohanan K.V., E-mail: [email protected]|
|Received: 15 April-2013 Accepted: 19 April 2013|
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The present study was carried out in the Regional Coffee Research Station situated in Kerala State of India so as to analyze the pattern of growth and development of fruits in robusta coffee in terms of fruit size, fruit weight and dry matter production in the robusta coffee tract of the country. The study showed that the pattern of fruit growth was similar in different varieties of robusta coffee but it differed from that in arabica coffee. The fruits attained maturity by 300-330 days which consisted of three phases of development with a sigmoidal pattern.