Vol. 7, Issue 3 (2018)
Yield and yield contributing traits of bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.) genotypes
Author(s): Vandana Thakur, Sushil Kumar, Rajni Tiwari and Chormule SR
Abstract: In terms of nutritive value, bitter gourd ranks first among cucurbits and has great demand in international market, inspite of this a due attention has not been given towards a need-based crop improvement. There is a prime need for Bitter gourd improvement and to evaluate varieties suited to specific agro-ecological conditions. A study was undertaken to evaluate eight different genotypes of bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.) in relation to yield and yield contributing traits. All genotypes showed relevant results for different traits. Among genotypes Prachi produced the most fruit/plant (21.78), fruit yield/plant (1.16 kg) and total fruit yield (16.44 Mt∙ha-1) followed by Preeti, and these 2 genotypes had best results for high yielding parameters, Whereas for earliness Polo-71 performed best for days to first male (31.83) and female flower (30.36). They could be used to develop new hybrids and recommended to increase productivity in Bitter gourd.
How to cite this article:
Vandana Thakur, Sushil Kumar, Rajni Tiwari, Chormule SR. Yield and yield contributing traits of bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.) genotypes. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(3):844-846.