Assessment of Yield and Quality Characters in Pumpkin from North East India

DOI: 10.18805/IJARe.A-5300    | Article Id: A-5300 | Page : 452-458
Citation :- Assessment of Yield and Quality Characters in Pumpkin from North East India.Indian Journal Of Agricultural Research.2020.(54):452-458
Md. Ramjan, Mohd Talha Ansari mohammadramjan165@gmail.com
Address : Department of Vegetable Science, College of Horticulture and Forestry, Central Agricultural University, Pasighat-791 102 Arunachal Pradesh, India.
Submitted Date : 21-05-2019
Accepted Date : 30-03-2020

Abstract

Twenty five diverse pumpkin germplasm from North East India were assesed for correlation and path coefficient analysis. Correlation revealed that, characters like number of fruit per plant had significant positive correlation with fruit yield per plant both at genotypic and phenotypic level. Path Coefficient Analysis revealed that, days to first pistillate flower anthesis (1.185) and number of fruits per plant (0.681) had maximum positive direct effect on fruit yield per plant.These are the real independent characters and have maximum contribution towards fruit yield per plant at genotypic level. Whereas at phenotypic level, fruit yield per plant was imposed by number of fruits per plant (0.664) only. From the overall result, the traits like days to first pistillate flower anthesis and numbers of fruits per plant can be utilize for breeding programme to increase fruit yield per plant in pumpkin.

Keywords

Correlation Genotypic Path coefficient analysis Phenotypic Pumpkin

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