Velvet apple

Velvet apple

Scientific name: Diospyros discolour

Local/Bangla name: ‘Bilati Gab’





Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1988)


Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Ebenales
Family Ebenaceae
Genus Diospyros
Species D. discolour


 Botanical Description of Velvet Apple

Velvet apple plant

Fig.1: Velvet Plant

Velvet apple leaf dorsal site

Fig.2: Dorsal side leaf of velvet plant

Velvet apple leaf ventral site

Fig.3: Ventral side leaf of velvet plant

Velvet apple flower

Fig.4: Flower and immature fruit of velvet plant




Velvet apple fruit

Fig. 5: Mature fruit of velvet apple

Table 1. Velvet apple variety developed by HRC, BARI, Bangladesh

Sl. No. Name of Variety Developed by Year of Release Growing Season Yield


1 BARI  Bilati gab-1 BARI 2011 January-February 30-35

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