Vol. 8 No. 2
Performance of French bean genotypes (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) for seed yield and related traits under mid hill conditions of North Western Himalayas
Abstract: To breed new and better cultivars, the breeder requires a comprehensive knowledge on variability existing in the germplasms. The investigation was conducted using thirty three genotypes (including two standard checks \'Contender\' and \'Arka Komal\') of bush type french beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) to evaluate the genotypes for seed yield and related traits. The experiments were laid out in Randomized Complete Block Design with three replications for two seasons (summer-rainy season, 2008 and 2009). Quality analyses of these genotypes were also done for ascorbic acid, protein, total sugar and total soluble solids for one year. Based on crop characters genotype DPDFB-2(M) was the most superior line for seed yield among all the genotypes followed by MFB-2, DPDFB-1(M), MFB-3 and HAFB-1 which was attributed due to high 100 seed weight. Quality analysis showed that ascorbic acid content was highest in genotype JFB-97-1. Similarly, lines DPDFB-1 for protein, IVFB-2 for total sugar and KPV-2 for total soluble solids content were found to be superior.
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