Investigations on physical and chemical characteristics of some pomegranate genotypes (Punica granatum L.) of Tokat Province in Turkey

Ozkan Y.

ASIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.17, no.2, pp.939-942, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.939-942
  • Keywords: pomegranate, physical and chemical characteristics, plant biodiversity
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: No


The physical and chemical analyses of five different pomegranate genotypes (Punica granatum L) were investigated for two years. The average fruit weight lies between 140.9-281.1 g, skin bottom colour is yellow in all types, skin upper colour pink-red, skin thickness 2.82-3.59 mm, fruitlet colour clear pink-dark red, the weight of 100 kernels 24.1-41.4 g and the percentage of kernels ranged between 43.4-61.3%. In addition, the total soluble solid content was found between 13.5-16.7%, while total acid varied between 2.66-3.58%.