Vol. 6, Issue 6 (2017)
Evaluation of vegetable amaranth (Amaranthus tricolor. L) genotypes for yield and yield attributing traits
Author(s): Tejaswini N, Saidaiah P, Ravinder Reddy K and Ramesh T
Abstract: A set of 27 genotypes comprising of 25 germplasm lines and two checks of amaranthus (Amaranthus tricolor. L) were evaluated in a Randomized Block Design with three replications at College of Horticulture, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad for nineteen foliage yield and its attributes so as to identify the horticulturally superior genotypes for leaf production and quality. The analysis of variance revealed highly significant differences among the genotypes for all the 19 characters. On the basis of mean performance of the genotypes, five genotypes viz., IC-522214, IC-536718, IC-536712, IC-536699 and IC-536728 have been identified as promising genotypes with reference to the characters viz., leaf length, leaf width, leaf area index, leaf weight per plant, total foliage yield per plant, total chlorophyll content, protein content, ascorbic acid, moisture content, iron content and folic acid. The present study reveals that the genotypes identified should be considered as the promising genotypes and can be used as parental source in breeding programmes for multi-trait improvement.
How to cite this article:
Tejaswini N, Saidaiah P, Ravinder Reddy K and Ramesh T. Evaluation of vegetable amaranth (Amaranthus tricolor. L) genotypes for yield and yield attributing traits. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(6): 2572-2578.