Journal ID : AMA-23-11-2022-11834
[This article belongs to Volume - 53, Issue - 11]
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Title : VARIABILITY ASSESSMENT IN OKRA [ABELMOSCHUS ESCULENTUS (L.) MOENCH] GENOTYPES GROWN IN SUBTROPICAL AGRO-CLIMATE OF CENTRAL UTTAR PRADESH

Abstract :

Magnitude of genetic variability is important for any breeding programme for the selection of suitable genotypes and heritable characteristics of the plants. The present experiment was conducted during 2018 to identify the suitable selection criteria and identification of the genotype(s) suitable for the experimental area. Randomized block design with three replications was followed for evaluation of sixteen genotypes of okra. Study revealed that the maximum values were recorded for number of leaves (9.37), plant height (30.40cm), stem diameter (0.71cm), number of flowers (12.33), branches (7.33), number of fruits (6.74), TSS (7.30 OB), fruit length (11.43cm), fruit girth (1.26cm), fruit weight (16.22g), fruit yield (72.56g/plant, 2.96kg/plot, 108.41q/ha), acidity (0.73%), vitamin C (11.85mg/100g) and fruit moisture (84.29%) as desirable characters for crop evaluation in okra. Based on overall performance, 16 genotypes were grouped in to three clusters and cultivar Arka Anamika was marked as the best performer which could be beneficial for further crop improvement programme and most suited to Lucknow subtropical condition.

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