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Vol. 12, Issue 1 (2023)

Interactive effects of scion-rootstocks combinations on quality parameters of bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria)

Author(s):
Shiwangi Srivastava, Dr. Annu Verma, Shreya Paikra and Rishabh Dubey
Abstract:
A study was carried out to determine the interactive effect of scion-rootstock combination on biochemical and quality parameters of bottle gourd fruits. The experiment were conducted on two bottle gourd scion (Haruna and Gaurav) that were grafted onto five different cucurbitaceous rootstock viz., Watermelon, Pumpkin OP, Pumpkin F1, Bottle gourd and Muskmelon. The data on important fruit quality parameters viz., total chlorophyll content, protein content, iron content, total soluble solids, ascorbic acid, reducing and non-reducing sugars in bottle gourd fruit were analyzed and recorded to compare grafted plants with non-grafted controls. The grafting method adopted in this study was slant grafting. The possibility of applying grafting to improve quality of fruit has been sincerely investigated and presented here. The experiment was laid out in Factorial Randomized Block Design with additional treatment computed as control versus others. The result revealed that highest chlorophyll content, protein content, ascorbic acid, iron content and total soluble solids content was observed in Haruna grafted onto pumpkin OP also it found to be at par with Haruna grafted onto watermelon. Apart from protein and TSS content with an average of 1.27 and 3.0 °Brix respectively, other quality parameters were significantly affected by grafting.
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How to cite this article:
Shiwangi Srivastava, Dr. Annu Verma, Shreya Paikra, Rishabh Dubey. Interactive effects of scion-rootstocks combinations on quality parameters of bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria). Pharma Innovation 2023;12(1):2633-2636.

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