10 December 2023, New Delhi: It is a semi-tall variety, grown mostly in Tamil Nadu and some parts of Karnataka for table purposes. Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.
It is high-yielding and produces a bunch of large sizes with well-developed fruits. Dark green fruits turn bright yellow upon ripening depending on ripening conditions.
The fruit is very sweet with a good aroma. Bunch weighs about 25-30 kg. Requires propping. The fruit has a poor keeping quality leading to a quick breakdown of pulp after ripening, hence not suited for long-distance transportation. Robusta is highly susceptible to Sigatoka leaf spot disease in humid tropics.
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