Variability in morphology and yield attributes of pumpkin varieties grown in South India

Authors

  • Agina Gopan Department of Seed Science and Technology, College of Horticulture, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, Kerala. Author
  • Rose Mary Francies Department of Seed Science and Technology, College of Horticulture, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, Kerala Author
  • Dijee Bastian Department of Seed Science and Technology, College of Horticulture, Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, Kerala. Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.61180/vegsci.2020.v47.i1.26

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Abstract

Pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata Duch. ex Poir), an annual,
monoecious crop (2n=2x=40) (Whitaker and Robinson
1986) is a crop of Central Mexican origin belonging to
the family Cucurbitaceae. Immature and mature fruits,
along with leaves and seeds of pumpkin have culinary
importance. It is popularly cultivated and valued as a
vegetable in South India and is found to be rich in Vitamin
A, energy and carbohydrates. Better keeping quality and
transportability assists in its popularity (Jahan et al.
2012). Cultivar identification plays crucial role in crop
improvement, variety release and seed production
system. Establishment of cultivar identity and genetic
purity testing is pre-requisite for variety release and seed
multiplication programmes. The variety attains
acceptance when the farmers can access genetically pure
seed of high standard. For the purpose,

Published

2020-06-30

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Section

Short Communication

How to Cite

Variability in morphology and yield attributes of pumpkin varieties grown in South India. (2020). Vegetable Science, 47(01), 138-141. https://doi.org/10.61180/vegsci.2020.v47.i1.26

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