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Effect of extraction of inflorescence sap and the removal of immature fruit bunches on the production of female flowers in coconut

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ST Mathes

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Inflorescence sap is extracted from unopened spathes. This sap is commonly referred to as toddy and the process of stimulating the spathe to yield sap is referred to as tapping. Spathes, 6 to 8 weeks after emergence, are selected for tapping. Generally a palm is tapped for a period of 8 to 9 months continuously. All the inflorescences produced during this period are' tapped. It is generally believed that after a spell of tapping, palms show a marked improvement in their nut production. This relationship has not been investigated. Hence this preliminary study was made to quantify the effect of tapping on female flower production. . Bunches of unripe coconuts are often harvested, as the nut water of these tender fruits is consumed as a beverage. Fruits at this stage of development, about 6 to 8 months after pollination, are referred to as Kurumba. The effect of removal immature bunches on the production of female flowers was also studied.  

COCOS, (1984) 2 44-47

doi: 10.4038/cocos.v2i0.814   

How to Cite: Mathes, S., (2009). Effect of extraction of inflorescence sap and the removal of immature fruit bunches on the production of female flowers in coconut. COCOS. 2, pp.44–47. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cocos.v2i0.814
Published on 16 Jul 2009.
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