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Table 5

Fruit form characteristics of dura, tenera and pisifera (Sambanthamurthi et al., 2009).

Fruit form characteristic Dura Tenera Pisifera*
Shell thickness (mm) 2–8 0.5–4 Shell-less
Fibre ring Absent Present Absent
Mesocarp to fruit ratio (%) 35–55 60–96 95
Kernel to fruit ratio (%) 7–20 3–15  
Oil to bunch (%) 16 26  

*Female sterile where bunches seldom develop to maturity.

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