What is Mrig Bahar in Guava?
‘Mrig Bahar ‘ can also be spelled as ‘Mrigh Bahar‘, and ‘मृग बहार, in Hindi’, is a type of bahar in Guava. It is an another flowering and fruiting season in Guava fruit-crops. Just like Ambe Bahar, it is related with the flowering and fruiting cycle in guava.
Mrig Bahar in Guava comes after Ambe Bahar. The flowering start in August – September and fruiting starts in Winter Fruits can be obtained till December and onwards.
Main article: Mrig Bahar in Guava
Topic: Mrig Bahar
General Info.: Mrig Bahar in Guava
Type – मृग बहार is a type of bahar in Guava.
Most Common Name – It is Mrig Bahar.
Phenomenon – It is phenomenon of tropical and sub-tropical regions.
The ways of identifying Ambe Bahar are as follows:
|Time of Flowering||June-July to August – September|
|Time of Fruiting||November-December and onwards|
|Size of Fruit||Big.|
|Quality||The quality is very good.|
|Taste||Test is very good.|
(2). Crop Cycle
Flowering Season: Flowering starts from the month of June – July.
Fruiting Season: Fruiting can be seen during winter. Generally, fruiting starts from November. Fruits can be obtained from November to January – February.
(2.1). Flowering and Fruiting
As described in the earlier article, the guava tree produces three crop in a year.
Flowering: Flowering in seen during late rainy season.
Fruiting: Fruiting occurs in winter.
(2.2). Regions, and flowering and fruiting
|No. of Flowering||Time of Flowering of Mrig Bahar||Region/State|
|Only 1 Flowering Seasons||Sep. – Oct.||West Bengal|
|Only 2 Flowering Seasons||October||Western and Southern India|
|3 Flowering Seasons||Aug. – Sep.||North India|
(2.3). The formation of fruit
12 days after flowering.
(2.4). Growth of guava Fruit
|Phase 01||*Allahabad Safeda|
|Phase 02||*Allahabad Safeda|
|*50+5 to 80+5.|
*40+5 to 80+5.
|Phase 03||*Allahabad Safeda|
|*80 to 120+5.|
80+5 to 130.
|Total Duration||*Allahabad Safeda|
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- Fruiting is excellent, and it is very good.
- Fruits are delicious, and are tasty in eating.
- Over all fruit quality is very good.
- Fruit size is big.
- Generally, fruits are free from insect-pests attack.
- Market acceptance is very good, and it is desirable.
(4). Pests of Mrig Bahar
(4.1). Insect of Mrig Bahar
- Fruit fly: No damage.
- Guava mealy scale: The attack of Chloropulvinaria psidii can be seen during active shoot growth stage or flowering stage.
(4.2). Disease of Ambe Bahar
- Fruit rot: No fruit rot.
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(5). Crop Regulation
Crop regulation in quava is a necessary step. It is very important for the success of a commercial guava orchard. It is practiced before the flowering in Mrig Bahar and followed annually.
The crop regulation practice in guava has been described in previously written post. Here, you can see the screen shot of that post in which the crop regulation in guava was described….
(6). Comparison Between Mrig Bahar and Ambe Bahar
|…..||Mrig Bahar||Ambe Bahar|
|Fruit Growth Period||Loger than Ambe bahar||Shoter|
|Fruit Size||Bigger than Ambe Bahar||Smaller|
|Quality||Very good||Very poor|
|Ripening||Take longer than Ambe Bahar||Take shorter time|
(7). Important Points
Guava should be trained in single stem 3 – 4 feet above the ground level.
Diseased branches are removed.
Diseased twigs are cut. Crisscrossed small branches are cut.
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(8). Questions and Answers
Question 01. Fruits of which bahar are poor in quality?
Answer: Fruits of ambe bahar are considered as best quality alava fruit.
Quetion 02. Why do a farmer requires crop regulation?
Answer: Rainy season fruits are very poor in quality. This also affects upcoming crop, and to avoid this, crop regulation is necessary so that best quality fruits can be obtained.
Last Updated: 17-04-2021.
Numerical/Statistical Data Reference
1. Bal. J. S. (2013). Fruit growing. Kalyani Publishers, New Delhi- 110 002, India.