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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(12): 890-895
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.111


Effect of Intergeneric Pollen on Induction of Parthenocarpy in Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus Thunb.)
V. Sravani*, P. Ashok, K. Sasikala and B. Ramesh Babu
Department of vegetable science, College of Horticulture, Dr. YSR Horticultural University, Venkataramannagudem, Andhrapradesh-534101, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A field experiment was carried out during Rabi 2016 at College of Horticulture, Dr. Y.S.R. Horticultural University, Venkataramannagudem (A.P) to study the effect of intergeneric pollen on induction of parthenocarpy in watermelon. Among the intergeneric pollen studied, bottle gourd pollen was successfully induced parthenocarpy followed by bitter gourd pollen. However, minimum number of empty seeds (37.20) was recorded with ash gourd pollen. The lowest seed weight per fruit (1.60 g) was observed with bottle gourd pollen whereas maximum seed weight was recorded with control (17.99 g). The maximum fruit set percentage (49.26 %), number of fruits per plant (1.56), average fruit weight (1.74 kg), yield per plant (4.75 kg) were observed when female flowers of watermelon were pollinated with bottle gourd pollen.


Keywords: Intergeneric pollen, Parthenocarpy, Watermelon, Bottle gourd pollen
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Sravani, V., P. Ashok, K. Sasikala and Ramesh Babu, B. 2018. Effect of Intergeneric Pollen on Induction of Parthenocarpy in Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus Thunb.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(12): 890-895. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.111