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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 1643-1650
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.194


Search for Superior Fruit Characters of Pumpkin Genotypes from Various Parts of India and Evaluation under Eastern Himalayan Region
Ravi Kiran Thirumdasu1* and Ranjit Chatterjee2
1Department of Vegetable Science, College of Horticulture, Dr. YSR Horticultural University, Venkataramannagudem, Tadepalligudem, Andhra Pradesh – 534101, India
2Department of Vegetable and Spice Crops, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Pundibari, Cooch Behar - 736 165, West Bengal, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Utilization of genetic diversity has been considered as the most important approach for nutritional security and crop improvement. Henceforth, thirty pumpkin genotypes from different parts of India were collected and evaluated for fruit characteristics, yield and quality to diversify the food basket and crop improvement under eastern Himalayan region during three consecutive years (2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17). The experimental findings recorded significant variation for days to first harvest (100.53-130.39), ridges per fruit (13.03-24.22), fruit diameter (13.15-27.04 cm), fruit length (11.17-44.76 cm), average fruit weight (1.08-10.46 kg), fruits per plant (1.77-8.50), flesh thickness (2.21-5.38 cm), seed cavity diameter (8.29-19.71 cm), seeds per fruit (249.99-453.44), test weight (27.73-12.12 g) and fruit yield (4.67-22.83 kg/plant and 7.78-38.05 t/ha). The genotypes PCP-22, PCB-28 and PCB-29 can be promoted for commercial cultivation considering the yield potential (>35 ton fruit yield per hectare). To fulfil the small family requirement and for kitchen garden, PCP-9, PCB-10, PCT-12, PCM-16 and PCM-18 should be recommended.


Keywords: Average fruit weight, Fruit length, Fruits per plant, Fruit yield, Genetic diversity of pumpkin, Seeds per fruit
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Ravi Kiran Thirumdasu and Ranjit Chatterjee. 2018. Search for Superior Fruit Characters of Pumpkin Genotypes from Various Parts of India and Evaluation under Eastern Himalayan Region.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 1643-1650. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.194