Variability studies in Chilli for horticultural traits

K. Nabeela, K. Krishnakumary, P. Indira

Abstract


In the thirty five chilli genotypes evaluated in 2016, wide variability was observed in morphological characters viz. plant height (49.2 cm - 120.25 cm), leaf length (3.69 cm - 9.81 cm), leaf breadth (1.4 cm - 4.28 cm), days to 50% flowering (32 - 79), fruit weight (3.85 g - 12.3 g), number of fruits per plant (11.9 – 45.4) and fresh yield (39.72 g - 318.6 g). Among the chilli genotypes, CA 25 and CA 21 were found to be early in fruiting. Fruits were found to be long in CA 29, CA 31 and CA 32 whereas number of fruits per plant was maximum in CA 7 and CA 22. Fresh fruit yield obtained from a plant was the highest in CA 32 followed by CA 25 and CA 22.


Keywords


Chilli, Morphological characters, Variability

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A KAU publication [CODEN: JTAGEI; ISSN 0971-636X; eISSN 0973-5399]