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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(3): 1554-1559
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.603.178


Evaluation of Pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata L.) Genotypes for Earliness, Yield and Quality
N.A. Tamilselvi1* and P. Jansirani2
1Department of Vegetable Crops, Horticulture College and Research Institute,Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India
 2Department of Spices and Plantation Crops, Horticulture College and Research Institute, Periyakulam, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

In the recent time, pumpkin has got industrial importance with the development of pulp powder as a nutraceutical supplement to Vitamin A requirement. Pumpkin is cheaper source of Vitamin A when compared to carrot which necessitates specific climatic requirement for its production and high productivity per unit area. An experiment was conducted at the Department of Vegetable Crops, Horticulture College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore to find out suitable pumpkin genotype for earliness, high yield and quality. About 15 pumpkin genotypes collected from various places were evaluated for different quantitative characters viz., vine length, days to first female flower appearance, node number for first female flower appearance, sex ratio, days to first harvest, fruit number per vine, fruit weight (kg), flesh thickness (cm) and fruit yield per vine (kg/vine) and quality parameters viz., total carbohydrate content and total carotenoid content. Analysis of variance revealed that mean sum of squares due to genotypes was highly significant for all characters. The result revealed that among the 15 genotypes Vadhalagundu local, Kasi Harit and Arka Suryamukhi, CO 12 excelled for earliness, fruit yield and quality parameters


Keywords: Pumpkin, Vitamin A, Genotypes,Kasi Harit
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Tamilselvi, N.A. and Jansirani, P. 2017. Evaluation of Pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata L.) Genotypes for Earliness, Yield and QualityInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(3): 1554-1559. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.603.178