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One elongated peg (gynophore)
One peg in soil with swollen ovary at least
twice the weight of the peg SOILS, PLANT GROWTH AND CROP PRODUCTION – Vol.II - Growth and Production of Groundnuts - P.V. Vara Prasad,
Vijaya Gopal Kakani, Hari D. Upadhyaya Full pod R5 Beginning seed R6 Full seed R7 Beginning maturity R8 Harvest maturity R9 Over-mature pod One pod fully expanded to dimensions
characteristic for the cultivar
One fully expanded pod with which seed
cotyledon growth is visible when the fruit is
cur in cross-section
One pod with cavity apparently filled by the
seed when fresh
One pod showing visible natural coloration
or blotching of inner pericarp or testa
66 – 75% of all developed pods have testa or
One undamaged pod showing orange-tan
coloration of tests and/or natural peg
S R4 Table 1. Growth stage descriptors for groundnut (Boote, 1982). 5.2. Seedling and Vegetative Growth The groundnut seed consists of two cotyledons, a h...
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