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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Issue 4 (2020)

Mean performance study of ridge gourd (Luffa acutangula (L.)) Genotypes based on some quantitative and qualitative characters

Author(s):

D Triveni, Priyadarshani P Mohapatra, Kartik Pramanik, N Mounica and Y Sudha Rani

Abstract:
Ridge gourd [Luffa acutangula (L.)], is popularly known as Kalitori and also called as angled gourd, angled loofah, silky gourd and ribbed gourd, belongs to Cucurbitaceae family and has chromosome number 2n = 26. Research work was carried out in Centurion University of Technology and Management, student research farm located at Bagusala, Gajapathi district, Odisha with twenty different genotypes in three replicated trails using randomized block design with plot size (4.5m2). In individual plot ten plant population was maintained, to study ten different characters as earliness, growth, yield, quality and yield attributing parameters. The studies revealed that earliness is dependent on the number of days taken for its first female flower. The genotype “12-Pata jhinga” showed earliest to open first female flower (40.67) and took minimum days (45.00) to harvest. The genotype “Arka Sujat” recorded maximum vine length (3.84m) and primary branches (7.40). Average fruit weight was recorded maximum in “Chithrala” (233.73g) and fruit length was recorded maximum in the genotype “Arka Sujat” (25.11cm). The genotype “Arka Sujat” was having more number of fruits per plant (11.93). Quality characters like rind thickness was maximum in “Chithrala” (6.45mm) and mean flesh thickness was recorded maximum in eluru local (5.25cm). Fruit Yield was maximum in the genotype “Arka Sujat” (1.00kg/plant). Based on this research work genotypes can be selected for further crop improvement programme.

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How to cite this article:
D Triveni, Priyadarshani P Mohapatra, Kartik Pramanik, N Mounica and Y Sudha Rani. Mean performance study of ridge gourd (Luffa acutangula (L.)) Genotypes based on some quantitative and qualitative characters. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(4):298-300.

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