PERFORMANCE OF EIGHT CASHEW NUT (Anacardium occidentale) GERMPLASM IN BANGLADESH
An experiment was conducted at RARS, Hathazari, Chittagong during July 2016 to June 2017 to evaluate the performance of eight Cashew nut germplasm. The experiment was conducted in a Randomized Complete Block Design with three replications. Significant differences among cultivars were noted for all the attributes evaluated.Among eight Cashew nut germplasm AO Hat 003 had minimum plant height,trunk girth and less spreading which was found suitable for high density planting. Flowering was early in AO Hat 002.Yield per plant (35.93 kg), nut yield per plant (4.16 kg), edible kernel weight per plant (1.77kg) was maximum in AO Hat 004. AO Hat 004 possessed the bigger size nut (7.0g) which is one of the most important quality parameters to be cited. However, considering the vegetative growth and yield contributing characteristics AO Hat 002, AO Hat 003 and AO Hat 004 was found promising for this region.