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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Issue 2 (2020)

Exploitation of heterosis in bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria (Mol.) Standl.) for earliness, yield and yield contributing traits

Author(s):

Sanjivani P Gondane, MN Bhalekar and DB Kshirsagar

Abstract:
The present investigation entitled “Exploitation of heterosis in bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria (Mol.) Standl.) for earliness, yield and yield contributing traits” was carried out in Randomized Block Design (RBD) with two replications having each investigated unit of single row with spacing 3.0 m x 1.0 m (Kniffen system). Investigation carried out at All India Coordinated Research Project on Vegetable Crops, Department of Horticulture, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri with the objectives for enlightening information on magnitude and nature of heterosis in bottle gourd for quantitative and qualitative characters. Parents and hybrids along with commercial check were evaluated for quantitative traits viz., length of vine, number of primary branches/ vine, days required for first male flower, days required for first female flower, number of male and female flowers/ vine, node at which first female flower appeared, days required for first harvest of fruit, length of fruit, diameter of fruit at pedicel, center and styler end, average weight of fruit, number of fruits/ vine, yield/ vine, fruit yield (t/ha) and qualitative traits viz., TSS (0Brix), shape of fruit, colour of fruit, presence of pubescence on fruits, percent incidence of diseases and pest.

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How to cite this article:
Sanjivani P Gondane, MN Bhalekar and DB Kshirsagar. Exploitation of heterosis in bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria (Mol.) Standl.) for earliness, yield and yield contributing traits. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(2):777-783.

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