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Four guava varieties introduced

Fruit Crop Research and Development Institute has introduced four guava varieties. They are named Horana Rathu, Horana Sudu, Pubudu and Kanthi.

Horana Rathu is an oval shaped guava variety with red flesh, weigh in 200g and a yield of 45kgs per tree per a year can be obtained.

Horana Sudu is a more sweeter and has a round shape with white flesh. Its weight is 230g and a yield of 50 kg per tree per a year can be yielded.

Pubudu is also a sweet variety with white flesh. Its weight is 800g and gives a yield of 50kgs per tree per year.

Kanthi is also a round shape variety with white flesh, weigh 350 grams and gives a yield of 45kgs per a tree per year.

Flesh thickness, quality and yield of all these varieties are very high, said Programing Assistant Fruit Crop Research and Development Institute C.K.D.Wellala.

These are Australian guava varieties and Fruit Crop Research and Development Institute conducted researches for 15 years to find out whether these varieties are suitable to Sri Lanka, she said.

She also said that those who want to buy planting materials can collect them from the Fruit Crop Research and Development Institute situated in Kananvila, Horana.

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