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Cape Gooseberry

Desh Beer Singh (Author) Nazeer Ahmed (Author)

Cape gooseberry (Physalis periviana) is endeavour herbaceous crop grown for edible fruit. The fruit is rich in vitamins A, B, and C and polyphenols can be eaten raw, as a dessert, an appetizer or used as dish decorator and in making jams, dehydrated products and slices. Its wide range of versatile adaptation, used for taste purpose and processing and increasing demand in exotic fruit market gains good prospects for the expansion of Cape gooseberry as new cash crop in temperate regions. The book “Cape gooseberry” is unique of its kind and provides information on scientific production and its processing for making novel value added products. The book will act as guide line and manual for the growers, researchers and entrepreneurs for scientifically cultivation and processing for novel products.

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About the authors

Desh Beer Singh

Dr. Desh Beer Singh is presently Principal Scientist (Horticulture) at Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture (ICAR), Srinagar, J&K. He got his Masters degree from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana and Ph.D degree in the field of Horticulture from Agra University, Agra. His field of specialization is production and post harvest management of horticultural produce and its value addition. Further he has obtained advanced training from USDA, USA in the field of conservation of plant genetic resources and from RAS, Russia in the field of post harvest management of horticultural produce. Dr. Singh has also identified a new species of banana and several unexploited tribal fruits from Andaman forests. He has contributed 7 bulletins, 8 book chapters, and published more than 70 research papers and 3 books besides 40presentations in various national and international conferences (2 presentations awarded as best paper award). Dr. Singh has also guided students for their master's degree and M.Phil programme. He has been a part time faculty member of Institute of Business Management, Rau Bikaner and is also an invited member in Board of Post of Graduate Studies, Nagaland University, Nagaland. He is also life member of many professional societies like Indian Society of Horticulture, ISAE, and Indian Society of Arid Horticulture. He has been rewarded by SAARC Agricultural Information Center for his success story on production of pineapple round the year in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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Nazeer Ahmed

Prof. Nazeer Ahmed is serving as Director at ICAR-Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture (CITH), Srinagar and before that he was at SKUAST (K), Srinagar where he worked for 22 years at various capacities as Scientist, Senior Scientist, Associate Director Research, Professor and Head, Dean Agriculture and also as Director Resident Instruction cum Dean Post Graduate Studies. During 29 years of service, he has contributed significantly as a teacher, researcher, extension worker and administrator. As teacher, he taught and designed both UG and PG courses and guided more than hundred Master’s and PhD’s as Chairman and Co-Chairman and was instrumental in establishment of Faculty of Horticulture at SKUAST (K).

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Bibliographic information

Title Cape Gooseberry
Format Hardcover
Date published: 04.05.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789351246596
length x+91p., Figures; Tables; Index; 25cm.