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Agricultural Science Digest, volume 39 issue 3 (september 2019) : 220-223

Combining ability analysis in Chilli (Capsicum Annum L.)

Siddappa S, Ravindra M, Shashikanth E.
1<div style="text-align: justify;">Department of Vegetable Science&nbsp;Kittur Rani Channamma College of Horticulture,Arabhavi-591218, Karnataka, India</div>
Cite article:- S Siddappa, M Ravindra, E. Shashikanth (2019). Combining ability analysis in Chilli (Capsicum Annum L.). Agricultural Science Digest. 39(3): 220-223. doi: 10.18805/ag.D-4927.
Twenty four crosses were developed by crossing three male sterile lines with each of eight testers to study the combining ability. Crosses were evaluated along with the parents in randomized block design with two replications. Results indicated that female line KCMS-44 and tester AL were identified as good general combiners for earliness and green fruit yield per hectare. The KCMS-44 × AL was best specific cross for green fruit yield per hectare on the basis of specific combining ability effects. This study suggested the exploitation of hybrid vigor in chilli.
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