Per se Performance of Hybrids and Parents for Yield and Quality in Brinjal (Solanum melongena L.,)
R Kanchana, KR Vijayalatha, T Anitha, G Sandeep and P Paramaguru
A field experiment at Horticulture College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University was conducted to study the mean performance of parents and hybrids through diallel analysis for genetic improvement in Brinjal suitable for Theni district of Tamil Nadu. The resultant thirty crosses along with six parents were evaluated for twenty three quantitative, yield, yield attributing and qualitative characters. The replication mean sum of squares due to parents and hybrids were non-significant for all the characters studied that reveals that there is no environmental error in controlling these characters. The treatment sum of squares due to parents and hybrids for all the characters studied were highly significant indicating the presence of significant variation among the characters. Based on the mean performance of thirty hybrids studied four hybrids viz., P3 x P4 (1.90 kg), P4 x P6 (1.60 kg), P5 x P6 (1.54 kg), P6 x P4 (1.70 kg) were identified as promising cross combination for recording high per se performance for most of the yield attributing traits including fruit yield per plant. These hybrids may be subjected to further trials across the district for crop improvement.
How to cite this article:
R Kanchana, KR Vijayalatha, T Anitha, G Sandeep, P Paramaguru. Per se Performance of Hybrids and Parents for Yield and Quality in Brinjal (Solanum melongena L.,). Pharma Innovation 2021;10(10):14-21.