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Vol. 10, Issue 8 (2021)

Evaluation of muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.) parents and hybrids for growth, yield and quality traits

Author(s):
Omprasad J, Dr. Madhumathi C, Dr. Syed Sadarunnisa, Dr. Tanuja Priya B, Dr. M Jayaprada and Dr. Arunodhayam K
Abstract:
An experiment was conducted vegetable block, college of horticulture, Anantharajupet, Dr. YSR Horticultural University during three seasons viz., summer, kharif and rabi in 2019-2020 to study fifteen hybrids developed from the six parents of muskmelon (AM Sel-1, AM Sel-2, AM Sel-3, AM Sel-4, AM Sel-5, AM Sel-6 with two standard checks for twenty-six characters. Results indicated that four crosses C10 (AM Sel-3× AM Sel-4), C11 (AM Sel-3× AM Sel-5), C14 (AM Sel-4× AM Sel-6) and C15 (AM Sel-5× AM Sel-6) recorded superior mean performance regarding most characters. The cross C10 (AM Sel-3× AM Sel-4) recorded minimum days taken to appearance of first female flower, minimum days to taken to 50 per cent flowering, highest average fruit weight and low downy mildew incidence. The cross C11 (AM Sel-3× AM Sel-5) recorded highest number of fruits per plant, highest pericarp thickness, lowest acidity and highest ascorbic acid. The cross C14 (AM Sel-5× AM Sel-6) recorded significant differences viz., number of primary branches per plant, days taken to appearance of first female flower, days taken to appearance of first female flower, node at which the first female flower appearance, days taken to 50 percent flowering, days taken to first fruit harvest, number of fruits per plant, yield per plant, fruit weight and total sugars. C15 (AM Sel-5× AM Sel-6) recorded minimum node at which the first male and female flower appeared, highest yield per plant, highest fruit length, highest fruit diameter, highest days shelf life and low downy mildew incidence.
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How to cite this article:
Omprasad J, Dr. Madhumathi C, Dr. Syed Sadarunnisa, Dr. Tanuja Priya B, Dr. M Jayaprada, Dr. Arunodhayam K. Evaluation of muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.) parents and hybrids for growth, yield and quality traits. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(8):1051-1055.
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