Characteristics of Pomegranate Genotypes Grown in Cukurca-Hakkari Region of Turkey

Kazankaya A., Ozatak O. F., Dogan A., Sensoy R. I. G., Gundogdu M., Encu T.

3rd International Symposium on Pomegranate and Minor Mediterranean Fruits, Taian, China, 20 - 24 September 2013, vol.1089, pp.279-285 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1089
  • City: Taian
  • Country: China
  • Page Numbers: pp.279-285
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) is an important fruit species in Turkey having rich diversity for pomegranate. In the present study, the fruit and tree characteristics of pomegranate genotypes grown in Cukurca-Hakkari region of Turkey were determined. In the result of this work carried out on the chosen 20 genotypes, some data can be summarized as: fruit weight ranged from 92.91 to 176.00 g; vitamin C content ranged from 30 to 50 mg/100 g; soluble solid content varied from 10.5 to 18 degrees Brix; total seed weight ranged from 52.75 to 92.50 g. The tastes of fruit were determined as sour, mildly sour, and sweet. Nine genotypes among the studied ones were found to be promising based on their superior characteristics.