Guava
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New varieties of guava have been developed by the ICAR Umïam, NER and the same have been notified by the Meghalaya government after recommendations from the State Seed Sub-Committee.

As per the notification the four new varieties of guava are Megha Supreme, RCGH-1; Megha Magenta, RCGH-4; Megha Wonder, RCGH-7 and Megha Seedless, RCGH-11.

The Megha Supreme, RCGH-1 is a high yielding variety suitable for table and processing purpose, moderately tolerant to stem borer and fruit fly.

The Megha Magenta, RCGH-4 is a coloured high yielding variety suitable for processing and table purpose, moderately tolerant to fruit fly, stem borer and Anthracnose fruit rot, tolerant to moisture stress and frost.

Megha Wonder, RCGH-7 is a drooping and high yielding variety suitable for table and processing purpose and tolerant to moisture stress and frost, moderately resistant to Anthracnose fruit rot, fruit fly and stem borer.

And, Megha Seedless, RCGH-11 is a low seeded high yielding variety suitable for fresh consumption and processing purpose and moderately resistant to Anthracnose fruit rot, fruit fly and stem borer.

These varieties are suitable for the rainfed condition of the state, the notification said.

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