Maqsood Ahmed

Mirpur University of Science and Technology, Mirpur, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan

Muhammad Akbar Anjum

Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan

Kashif Khaqan

The University of Poonch, Rawalakot, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan

Sajjad Hussain

Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan


Wild raspberry (Rubus idaeus L.) is abundantly grown and widely distributed in temperate regions of lower Himalayan range which represents rich biological diversity for raspberry. Thirty accessions were explored from three different locations of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (Pakistan), several traits were visualized at sampling locations and some characteristics were evaluated and quantified after harvest of leaf and fruit samples. The accessions differed greatly in growth habit, blooming time, intensity of flowering, fruit setting, ripening time, productivity, fruit shape and color. Concerning quantitative characteristics, significant differences were found in plant height, leaf length and width, number of braches per plant, duration of flowering, fruit setting percentage, days to maturity, fruit length, width and weight among the samples collected from different locations. Ripe fruits were evaluated for their chemical composition i.e. moisture, carbohydrates,
protein, fat, fiber, ash, TSS, acidity, pH and mineral (K, Ca, Na, Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn, Pb, and Cr) contents. The location also had significant effect on chemical composition of ripe fruits.


genetic diversity, mineral composition, morphological traits, nutritional composition, wild germplasm

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Maqsood Ahmed 
Mirpur University of Science and Technology, Mirpur, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan
Muhammad Akbar Anjum 
Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan
Kashif Khaqan 
The University of Poonch, Rawalakot, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan
Sajjad Hussain 
Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan



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