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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(12): 1964-1971
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.234


Assessment of Vegetative Growth Characteristics and Yield of Different Types of Cluster Bearing Ridge Gourd (Luffa acutangula Roxb.)
Priyanka Baruah, Nayanmoni Buragohain*, B. P. Gautam, D. N. Hazarika, H. Chudhury and M. K. Kalita
Biswanath College of Agriculture, Assam Agricultural University, Biswanath Chariali-784176, Assam, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A field experiment was carried out during kharif season of 2018 to assess the growth and yield of different types of cluster bearing ridge gourd. The experiment comprised of five different types of cluster bearing ridge gourd viz. type -1,locally known as ‘Satpati Long’ (T1), type -2, locally known as ‘Satpati Small’ (T2), type-3, locally known as ‘Mou Jika’ (T3), type-4, locally known as ‘Thupi Jika’(T4) and type -5,locally known as ‘Thupi Dighal’ (T5) and laid out in randomized block design. The experimental results revealed that maximum vine length at 90 and 120 days after sowing (440.25 cm and 687.25 cm), intermodal length (13.54 cm),number of primary branches(7.25), number of nodes per vine (50.75), number of functional leaves per vine at 90, 105 and 120 days after sowing (216.50, 436.50 and 187.00), fruit circumference (14.03 cm),fruit volume (174.50cc),fruit fresh weight(154.62 g/fruit), fruit yield /vine (7.28 kg), fruit yield per hectare(12.15 t/ha) and number of seeds per fruit(159.50) were recorded by T4. The maximum area of leaf (106.54 cm2 and 107.05 cm2), leaf area per vine (2.22 m2 and 1.89 m2) at 90 and 120 days after sowing and fruit length (21.23 cm) were exhibited by T5. On the other hand maximum number of fruits per cluster (6.25) was recorded in T1 but highest number of fruit clusters per vine (43.25) and number of fruits per vine (181.50) were produced in T2. The shortest days for appearance of male flower (34.75) at node number 4.5 and female flower (40.50) at 7th node number with lower male: female ratio (19.50:1) was recorded in T3 between T3 andT5 where both male and female flowers were borne. But T4 recorded the shortest days for flowering (38.75) and duration for first picking (67.25) among T1, T2 and T4 where only hermaphrodite flowers were borne.


Keywords: Ridge gourd, Cluster bearing, Growth, Yield
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Priyanka Baruah, Nayanmoni Buragohain, B. P. Gautam, D. N. Hazarika, H. Chudhury and Kalita, M. K. 2019. Assessment of Vegetative Growth Characteristics and Yield of Different Types of Cluster Bearing Ridge Gourd (Luffa acutangula Roxb.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(12): 1964-1971. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.812.234