Impact of Pollination on Pomegranate


  • Kotesh Y. Chavhan University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore 560065, Karnataka
  • K. S. Jagadish University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore 560065, Karnataka
  • D. Shishira University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore 560065, Karnataka
  • Eswarappa G. University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore 560065, Karnataka
  • Uthappa A. R. University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore 560065, Karnataka



Non-reducing sugars, Apis cerana, open pollination, reducing sugar, hand pollination, fruit yield, income, biodiversity, self pollination, fruit quality


Pollination mode affects crop quality and quantity in several economically significant crops. This study examined the effects of open pollination, Apis cerana pollination, hand, hand+ self-pollination, and self-pollination on pomegranate fruits. Open-pollinated plants had higher fruit length, weight, rind thickness, total soluble sugars, reducing sugar content, non-reducing sugar content, and total soluble solids, followed by A. cerana pollinated plants. A. cerana pollination increased pomegranate output and quality, including fruit shape, aril weight, TSS, and sugar content. The study found that open pollination and A. cerana integration increase pomegranate fruit yield and quality. A. cerana integration boosts farmers' income and conserves biodiversity.


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Chavhan, K. Y., Jagadish, K. S., Shishira, D., G., E., & A. R., U. (2024). Impact of Pollination on Pomegranate. Indian Journal of Entomology, 86(2), 404–408.



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