1. AFONSO

This variety was quiet popular befor ratnagiri afonso became commonly known. Quality is poor compared to Ratnagiri afonso especially the keeping quality.It is used as a table fruit and finds a place in all Goan home gardens of olden days. It is known for its big size.

TREE

  • Large
  • Vigorous
  • Canopy Round and spreading
  • Shoots thick without any waxy bloom or Pigmentation
  • Trunk Stocky


LEAVES

  • Big to Medium
  • Upheld
  • Base Obtuse
  • Tip Subacuminate
  • Shape Ovate
  • Lamina Slightly recurved
  • Margin smooth
  • Tender leaves Pale green
  • Mid rib and veins devoid of any pigmentation
  • Waxy bloom on petiole sinus


FRUIT

  • Skin smooth yellowish orange
  • Blush absent
  • medium tough
  • Leathery thick
  • Easily peeled
  • Firm pulp yellowish orange with orange centre
  • Weakly aromatic
  • Fibre scanty
  • Juice medium
  • Taste Sweet
  • Flavour Pleasant


2. ANANAS


A very rare variety located in Cansauli of South Goa used as a table fruit. According to the owner the name was given due to the flesh color of the fruit that resembles the flesh of the pineapple. A fully matured and properly ripened fruit tastes excellent. But the fruit leaves a disagreeable after taste quite often in the mouth.nly one tree is presently existing in Goa. A comparatively slow grower.

TREE

  • Medium
  • Less Vigorous
  • Canopy is conical and semi spreading
  • Shoots thin without any pigmentation or waxy bloom
  • Trunk slender


LEAVES

  • Medium to small
  • Upheld
  • Base attenuate
  • Tip acuminate
  • Shape Lanceolate
  • Lamina slightly twisted, recurved
  • Margin smooth
  • Tender Leaf brownish Green
  • mide rib and veins without any pigmentation
  • No waxy bloom on petiloe sinus


FRUIT

  • Skin smooth
  • Deep orange
  • Crimson blush on both shoulders
  • Less tough
  • Leathery
  • Easily peeled
  • Pulp firm, deep yellow with deep orange centre
  • Non aromatic
  • Fibre scanty
  • Juice medium
  • Taste sweet
  • Flavour Pleasant


3. AKNO MALGESH


This is a variant form of Malgesh having smaller fruits of better Quality prevalent in some places of North Goa. The fruit is used for table purpose.

TREE

  • Large
  • Vigorous
  • Canopy Round and spreading
  • Shoots thick without any waxy bloom or Pigmentation
  • Trunk Stocky


LEAVES

  • Big to Medium
  • Upheld
  • Base Cuneate
  • Tip acuminate
  • Lanceolate
  • Lamina Twisted, strongly recurved
  • Margin smooth
  • Tender leaves Pale brown
  • Mid rib and veins devoid of any pigmentation
  • Waxy bloom present on petiole sinus


FRUIT

  • Skin smooth yellowish orange
  • Dark red Blush on both shoulders
  • medium tough
  • Leathery thick
  • Easily peeled
  • Firm pulp , orange
  • aromatic
  • Fibre scanty
  • Juice medium
  • Taste Sweet
  • Flavour Pleasant
  • Subacid


4. ARAUJO


A table fruit varity located in Margao of South Goa. A rare variety of local Importance and fruits rarely come to market> Morphologically the tree resembles Fernandin.

TREE

  • Large
  • Vigorous
  • Canopy Round and spreading
  • Shoots moderately thick without any waxy bloom or Pigmentation
  • Trunk medium Stocky


LEAVES

  • Medium
  • Upheld
  • Base Cuneate
  • Tip acuminate
  • Shape Lanceolate
  • Lamina Slightly twisted , strongly recurved
  • Margin smooth
  • Tender leaves Light green
  • Mid rib and veins devoid of any pigmentation
  • Waxy bloom on petiole sinus


FRUIT

  • Skin smooth yellowish orange with green tinge
  • Blush absent
  • tough
  • Leathery thin
  • Easily peeled
  • Firm pulp deep orange
  • Non aromatic
  • Fibre none
  • Juice scanty to medium
  • Taste less Sweet
  • Flavour Slightly Turpentine


5. AQUA ROSEA

A variety located at Benaulim of South Goa used as a table fruit. It has very limited distribution and is very rare. rigin unknown.

TREE

  • Large
  • Vigorous
  • Canopy Round and spreading
  • Shoots thick without any waxy bloom or Pigmentation
  • Trunk Stocky


LEAVES

  • Medium to small
  • Upheld
  • Base Obtuse
  • Tip acuminate
  • Shape Oval Lanceolate
  • Lamina not twisted, not recurved
  • Margin smooth
  • Tender leaves Pale green
  • Mid rib and veins devoid of any pigmentation
  • Waxy bloom on petiole sinus


FRUIT

  • Skin smooth bright yellow
  • Pink Blush on both shouldersand stock
  • tough
  • Membraneous
  • thick
  • Easily peeled
  • Firm pulp Lemon yellow
  • Aromatic
  • Fibre Abundant
  • Juice Abundant
  • Taste Sweet
  • Flavour Pleasant


6.BABIO

A large fruited Variety located in Madkai of North Goa. t was propogated as a novelty due to its large roundish fruits which can be used for pickling. sed as a table fruit , it has nothing special worthy of for its cntinued propogation except for breeding purposes.

TREE

  • Large
  • Vigorous
  • Crown Dome shaped Spreading
  • Shoots thick, pubescent  without any waxy bloom or Pigmentation
  • Trunk Stocky


LEAVES

  • Big to Medium
  • Upheld
  • Base Cuneate
  • Tip Subacuminate
  • Elleptic
  • Lamina not twisted, strongly recurved
  • Margin smooth
  • Tender leaves Pale green
  • Mid rib and veins devoid of any pigmentation
  • Waxy bloom on petiole sinus


FRUIT

  • Skin smooth yellowish orange tinged green
  • Blush absent
  • tough
  • Leathery thick
  • Easily peeled
  • Pulp soft orange
  • Non aromatic
  • Fibre scanty
  • Juice Abundant
  • Taste Resinous
  • Flavour Turpentine


7. BALL


A very rare variety occasionally seen in the markets. The name is derived from the "ball" like shape of the fruit. Used as table fruit. Branches tend to break down due to heavy weight of fruits.

TREE

  • Medium
  • Vigorous
  • Canopy Round and spreading
  • Shoots thick brownish green without any waxy bloom
  • Trunk Stocky


LEAVES

  • Big to Medium
  • Upheld
  • Base Obtuse
  • Tip acuminate
  • Shape Elliptic
  • Lamina not twisted,  recurved
  • Margin smooth
  • Tender leaves deep reddish brown
  • Mid rib and side vein devoid of any pigmentation
  • Waxy bloom on petiole sinus


FRUIT

  • Skin smooth orange
  • Blush absent or slight
  • Less tough
  • Leathery thick
  • Easily peeled
  • Soft pulp orange
  • Non aromatic
  • Fibre scanty
  • Juice medium to abundant
  • Taste less Sweet
  • Subaciid
  • Flavour Blant or slightly fermented


8. BARRETO

A very rare and superb variety located in Margao. Distribution is limted. Used as table fruit.

TREE

  • Large
  • Vigorous
  • Crown open pyramidal highly Spreading
  • Shoots thick, pubescent  without any waxy bloom or Pigmentation
  • Trunk Stocky


LEAVES

  • Medium
  • Upheld
  • Base Cuneate
  • Lanceolate
  • Lamina crinkled, twisted, recurved
  • Margin smooth
  • Tender leaves Pale Pink
  • Mid rib and veins devoid of any pigmentation
  • No Waxy bloom on petiole sinus


FRUIT

  • Skin smooth yellowish orange
  • Pink Blush mostly on the ventral shoulder
  • tough
  • Leathery thin
  • Easily peeled
  • Pulp soft deep yellow with orange centre
  • Weakly aromatic
  • Fibre scanty
  • Juice medium
  • Taste very sweet
  • Flavour Pleasant


9. BISHOP


A big fruited variety of limited cultivation in North Goa. Local legend is taht the name has been derived from the big fatty or bloated nature of the fruit akin to the fat belly of a bishop. It is a table fruit of mediocre quality and is usually sold in the market towards the end of May and the fruit is not preferred unless other varieties are not available or if prices are too high. This is also gradually dissappearing.

TREE

  • Large
  • Vigorous
  • Canopy Dome shaped Spreading
  • Shoots thick,  without any waxy bloom or Pigmentation
  • Trunk Stocky


LEAVES

  • Big to Medium
  • Upheld
  • Base obtuse
  • Tip acuminate
  • shape ovate
  • Lamina not twisted, not recurved
  • Margin smooth
  • Tender leaves brownish green
  • Mid rib and veins devoid of any pigmentation
  • No Waxy bloom on petiole sinus


FRUIT

  • Skin smooth greenish yellow
  • Blush absent
  • tough
  • Leathery very thick
  • Medium peeling
  • Pulp firm deep yellow
  • Non aromatic
  • Fibre scanty
  • Juice medium
  • Taste sweet
  • Flavour Turpentine


10.CARREIRA

A popular variety grown throughout Goa for pickling purpose. Fruits are also used as table fruit. A lot of variation is seen among trees. Fruits are used mainly for making hot pickles.

TREE

  • Large
  • Vigorous
  • Canopy round Spreading
  • Shoots thick, pubescent  without any waxy bloom or Pigmentation
  • Trunk Stocky


LEAVES

  • Medium
  • Upheld
  • Base Obtuse
  • Tip Subacuminate
  • Elleptic
  • Lamina not twisted, not  recurved
  • Margin smooth
  • Tender leaves Pale green
  • Mid rib and veins devoid of any pigmentation
  • Waxy bloom on petiole sinus


FRUIT

  • Skin smooth yellowish orange
  • Pink Blush on both shoulders
  • tough
  • Leathery
  • medium thick
  • Easily peeled
  • Pulp firm thick meaty yellowish orangeto orange
  • Non aromatic
  • Fibre scanty
  • Juice Scanty
  • Taste Acidic
  • Flavour Blant

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