Comparative Responses of Three Pomegranates (Punica Granatum L.) Varieties to Salinity


  • El-Khawaga A. S
  • E.M. Zaeneldeen
  • M. A. Youssef


During 2011 and 2012 seasons, three pomegranate cultivars Manfalouty, Wonderfull and Nab–Elgamal. were subjected to saline ground water at concentration (1.8 and 6.0 dSm-1). The trees about seven years old grown at 2.5 x 3.5 m apart in sandy clay loam soil under Sohag environmental conditions. Results revealed that irrigation with saline water (6dSm-1), increased salt accumulation in leaves. On the other hand the higher significant reduction was observed in growth; flowering and yield with highly fruit cracking in relative to 1.8 dSm-1. Total Sugar and acidity percentages did not alter significantly with varying Saline irrigation. The studied varieties were affected differently by salt-stress, Manfalouty, Wonderfull, and Nab-Elgamal in descending order in response to salinity.

Keywords: Salinity, Pomegranate, Saline ground water, Salt-stress, Vegetative growth characteristics.




How to Cite

S, E.-K. A., Zaeneldeen, E., & Youssef, M. A. (2016). Comparative Responses of Three Pomegranates (Punica Granatum L.) Varieties to Salinity. ANGLISTICUM. Journal of the Association-Institute for English Language and American Studies, 3. Retrieved from



Volume 3, Conference Proceedings, Special Issue, 2013