Vol. 16 No. 1
Evaluation of some cooking type watermelon [(Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum and Nakai] genotypes under Laterite belt of Eastern India
Author(s): T. BISWAS, J. MANDAL AND S. MOHANTA
Abstract: Fourteen cooking type watermelon, locally known as khero, were assessed for various growth and yield parameters and yield under red and laterite zone of West Bengal, India. The result indicated the presence of significant variation among the genotypes for all the studied traits.Genotype VC-23 was produced maximum vine length. On the basis of flowering and harvesting time, VC-12-2, VC-22 and VC-25 were identified as early types. Genotype VC-14-1, which produce maximum fruit length, average fruit weight and fruit yield plant-1, can be suggested to grow commercially under red and laterite zone of West Bengal. Genotype VC-12-2, which was an early genotype, produced maximum number of fruits plant-1 and good yielder, can be utilized as valuable breeding material.
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