Performance Evaluation of Vegetative Growth, Yield and Quality of Bottle Gourds (Lagenaria siceraria L.) All India Co-ordinated Vegetable Improvement Project (AICVIP) Varietal Trials (AVT-I)

The All India Coordinated Vegetable Improvement Project (AICVIP) varietal trials (AVT-I) were conducted from 2013 to 2014 at the Department of Vegetable Crops, Horticultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, to study the vegetative growth and yield performance of Bottle Gourds. The experiment was set up in Randomized Block Design (RBD) with three replications, one of which included the seeds from the Bottle Gourds entries, namely The following genes were chosen for this study: 2012/BOGVAR-1, 2012/BOGVAR-2, 2012/BOGVAR-3, 2012/BOGVAR-4, 2012/BOGVAR-5, 2012/BOGVAR-6, 2012/BOGVAR-7, 2012/BOGVAR-8, NDBG-104 (C), and CO1 (LC). The bottle gourd, Lagenaria siceraria, belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family. The huge white flowers of the bottle gourd, which is extremely strong climbing, herbaceous, and monoecious, easily distinguish it from other Cucurbitaceous family members. During the years 2013 to 2014, the Bottle gourd genotypes were carefully sown in the field at a spacing of 300 X 75cm and a plot scale of 7.5 m X 3.0 m. Development and yield parameters showed significant variations between genotypes. The highest fruit yield (253.6 q/ha) was reported in 2012/BOGVAR-5, followed by 2012/BOGVAR-8 (240.3 q/ha) among the different bottle gourd genotypes tested (AVT-I). NDBG-104 (C) and CO1-(LC), on the other hand, yielded 225.5 and 226.4 q/ha, respectively.

Author (s) Details

R. Pandiyan
Department of Vegetable Crops, Horticultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, 641003, Tamil Nadu, India.

L. Pugalenthi
Department of Vegetable Crops, Horticultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, 641003, Tamil Nadu, India.

V. A. Sathyamurthy
Department of Vegetable Crops, Horticultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, 641003, Tamil Nadu, India.

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