Horticulture One Liner Part-I

Horticulture One Liner Part-I

This first part of horticulture one linear contains important questions for JRF/SRF and other competitive exams.

  • Most of the vegetables are alkaline in nature except tomato and rhubarb.
  • Most of the fruits are acidic in nature except Strawberry.
  • Asparagus is a typical example of a hardy vegetable.
  • Most of the vegetables belonging to the family Cucurbitaceae have similar requirements except chowchow.
  • In the truck garden, cultivation is more extensive.
  • Tomato and cucumber are the most suitable vegetables for forcing.
  • The hybrid seed of potato which is cultivated in India is produced only in Kufri.
  • Mango is the king of fruits and Mangosteen is known as the queen of fruits.
  • Potato is known as the king of vegetables and Ladies finger/okra is known as the queen of vegetables.
  • Dahlia is known as the king of flowers and rose is known as the queen of flowers.
  • Black pepper is known as the king of spices and small cardamom is known as the queen of spices.
  • Red rose is used for love and white carnation is used for women’s love.
  • The earliest fruit cultivated by man seems to be the Date-palm (7000 B.C).
  • Dr K. L. Chadda is the first DDG of horticulture and is also known as the father of the golden revolution.
  • The hexagonal system of planting is also known as the equilateral triangle system.
  • Quincunx system of planting is also known as the diagonal system and this system should be adapted only when the tree spacing exceeds 8m.
  • M. H. Marigowda is probably known as the father of Indian horticulture and Liberty Hyde Bailey is widely known as the father of horticulture.
  • Boron is necessary for sugar translocation in grapes.
  • Hybrid RS-841 is the rootstock of the pointed gourd.
  • Acta Horticulture is published by ISHS, Belgium.
  • Beal fruit can be used to control Rice Blast.
  • Inarching in mango suggested by Dr S. D. Mukharjee.
  • Kinnow is resistant to sunburn and sunscald.
  • The branch of biology studies flowers is known as ‘Anthology’.
  • Rancidity in walnut kernel occurs due to very high temperatures (>43°C).
  • The state tree of Tamilnadu is Palmyra Palm.
  • Horizontal planting of coconut seeds is better than vertical planting.
  • The seed kernel of mango is a rich source of protein.
  • Tapping of coconut is done from unopened inflorescence for toddy.
  • The antifungal properties of onion are due to catechol.
  • Quercetin is a bioflavonoid and is found in onion and garlic provide protection against cancer and heart disease.
  • In Mentha arvensis, young leaves contain more menthone whereas matured leaves contain more of menthol (75-80%) in the oil.
  • Xenia effect-Date and Pistachio nut.
  • India is the largest producer of cauliflower and okra in the world.
  • The fruit plant has the highest longevity-Sweet chestnut.
  • India is known as the land of spices.
  • Telia and Dholia are local races of opium.
  • The gynoecium of an orchid flower is called a column.
  • Rashtrapati Bhavan garden is popularly known as the Mughal garden and is remained open in winter for the public (for one month) when seasonal flowers more bloom.
  • Robert Kyd’ (1787) is the founder of the Indian botanical garden, Kolkata.
  • Indoor plants are grown well at temperature 15-21°C.
  • Unfortunately, there is no garden style called ‘Indian garden’.
  • The Garden shows continuous effect due to harmony.
  • Sanken garden-laid below the ground level.
  • Cranberries were the first fruit to be harvested by machine.
  • The most common contaminant in canning is Bacillus and Clostridium.
  • The process involved in the senescence of fruit and vegetable is respiration.
  • Blind cultivation-Potato and Sugarcane.
  • The absence of auxiliary buds is a typical character of cauliflower.
  • NRC for Arid horticulture, Bikaner, Rajasthan.
  • An unripe capsule of opium poppy contains more white milky latex.
  • The first GM potato, developed by CPRI for increasing protein content in tubers consists of a gene (AmA-1) from the Amaranthus grain.
  • Coconut water is the source of cytokinin hormone.

See also…
Agriculture One Linear (Part-1)
Agriculture One Linear (Part-2)
Agriculture One Linear (Part-3)
Agriculture One Linear (Part-4)
Agriculture One Linear (Part-5)
Agriculture One Linear (Part-6) 

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