Aloo Bukhara

Aloo Bukhara

Scientific name: Prunus bokharensis

Bangla/Local name: ‘Aloo Bukhara’

 

 

 

 

 

Taxonomic position according to Cronquist (1981)

 

Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Rosales
Family Rosaceae
Genus Prunus
Species P. bokharensis

Botanical Description of Aloo Bukhara

Habit: Perennial  small tree, growing 5–6 m.

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Root: Tap root system

Stem: The tree is of medium hardiness. Without pruning, the trees can reach 12 meter in height and spread across 10 meters.

K1600_Alobukhara stem

Figure: Stem Anatomy

Alubukhara leaf

Figure: Leaf Anatomy

Flower: The plant produces small different colored  flowers which can self-pollinate.

Fruit: Fruits are usually of medium size, between 1 and 3 inches in diameter, globose to oval. The flesh is firm and juicy. The fruit’s peel is smooth, with a natural waxy surface that adheres to the flesh.

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Table 1. Alubokhara variety released by Bangladesh Spices Research Centre,BARI

Sl. No. Name of Variety Released by Yield
1 BARI Alubokhara-1 SRC, BARI 7.03 ton/ha

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