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Short Communication

Heterosis in Bottle Gourd

G. V. CHAUDHARI1, P.K. NAGRE1, S.N. SAWANT1 AND N.R. POTDUKHE2

1Department of Horticulture, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola, Maharashtra
2Wheat Research Unit, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola, Maharashtra

Corresponding Author's Email: chaudhariganesh3@gmail.com

Abstract

The experiment was conducted at Main Garden, Department of Horticulture, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola (M.S.), India during summer 2013. The experimental material consist of five genetically diverse parents viz., P1(Samrat), P2(Arka Bahar), P3(PSPL), P4(DBG-5) and P5(Pusa Samrudhi); their six F1S’ viz., cross C1(P1XP4), C2(P1XP5), C3(P2XP4), C4(P2XP5), C5(P3XP4) and C6(P3XP5); were evaluated in randomized three replications using ‘Warad’ as a check. Parents, P1, P2, P4 and P5 with superior per se performance contributed for improved hybrid vigour in their respective crosses. All the six crosses viz., C1, C2, C3, C4, C5 and C6 exhibited considerable heterosis over respective better parents. Cross C1 (P1XP4) and C2 (P1XP5) showed useful heterosis over check for yield and yield contributing traits.

Keywords: Bottle gourd, heterosis

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