Vol. 7 No. 2
Response of sweet pepper (Capsicum annum) to seed treatments in relation to seed germination, flowering, fruit characters and yield
Author(s): S. H. ANSARY AND N. GAYEN
Abstract: Seeds of sweet pepper (cv. California Wonder) were soaked for 24 h in NAA (20 and 40 ppm), gibberellic acid (GA; 50 and 100 ppm), potassium orthophosphate (PO; 0.5 and 1.0%) or thiourea (0.5 and 1.0%) solution, and then sown in a field (alluvial soil) in West Bengal, India. Thiourea at 1.0% resulted in the earliest flowering (40.42 days), whereas thiourea at 0.5% recorded the highest number of flowers per plant (29.32). NAA at 20 ppm registered the highest percentage of fruit set (41.73%). Fruit weight was greatest for 100 ppm GA (73.98 g). Fruit length (7.71 cm) and diameter (5.72 cm) were greatest for 100 ppm GA and 0.5% PO, respectively. The highest (298.15) and lowest (263.76) number of seeds per fruit were obtained with 20 ppm NAA and 50 ppm GA, respectively..
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