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Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Biosciences (IJPAB)
Year : 2021, Volume : 9, Issue : 3
First page : (54) Last page : (59)
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Evaluation of F1 Hybrids of Bottle Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria Mol. Stand) for Yield Attributes

Atul Sharma*, V. S. Yadav and Yogesh Kumar Sharma
Division of Horticulture, RARI, Durgapura- Jaipur
S.K.N. Agriculture University, Jobner - 303328, India
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Received: 6.03.2021 | Revised: 13.04.2021 | Accepted: 20.04.2021 


An investigation was carried out to study the performance of 28 hybrids of bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria mol. stand) through diallel mating design excluding reciprocals. Observations were recorded on the traits, viz., number of primary branches per vine, days to 50% flowering, node number at which first female flower appears, days to initiation of first female flower, number of fruits per vine, days to first fruit harvest, fruit weight, fruit size, hundred seed weight, flesh thickness, vine length and fruit yield per vine besides quality traits such as moisture content and TSS content in the fruit. Among the 28 hybrids of bottle gourd studied, thecross ‘PSPL X Pusa Naveen excelled in yield per vine, followed by the crosses ‘DBG-5XPusa Naveen. Thus, first generation hybrids can be well-utilized for exploiting hybrid vigour to achieve improved quality.

Keywords: Evaluation, Hybrids, Bottle gourd, Generation, Diallel.

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Cite this article: Sharma, A., Yadav, V. S., & Sharma, Y.K. (2021). Evaluation of F1 Hybrids of Bottle Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria Mol. Stand) for Yield Attributes, Ind. J. Pure App. Biosci. 9(3), 54-59. doi: