Vol. 14 No. 3
Evaluation of hot pepper germplasm for growth and yield under polyhouse
Author(s): S. Roy, A. Bandyopadhyay, N. Chattopadhyay, A. Majumder and M. M. Hossain
Abstract: The present investigation was undertaken during the autumn-winter season of two consecutive years (2013-14 and 2014-15) to study the yield and quality parameters of 12 hot pepper (Capsicum spp.) germplasms. The experiment was conducted in randomized block design with three replications. Each plot consisted of 16 plants planted at a spacing of 60 cm × 45 cm. Ten randomly selected plants from each replication were taken to record various quantitative observations like plant height (cm), internodal distance (cm), length (cm), width (cm) and yield of fruits (kg) and some qualitative parameters viz. plant growth habit, branching habit, colour and shape of young and ripe fruits under polyhouse at Gene Bank, the research field of Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal. On the basis of mean performance of 12 germplasms three genotypes namely ICPN 20/5 (highest yield plot-1), ICPN 20/6 and ICPN 20/7(highest yield plant-1) on respect of yield and Dollo, Manas Jolokia and Sukhia Bulet on the basis of growth habit and resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses found promising in West Bengal condition. This work has been done mainly to observe the diversity among themselves in respect to those qualitative and quantitative characters.
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