Character association for fruit yield and yield traits in Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.)
Keywords: Cucumber, Correlation, path analysis, fruit yield.
AbstractAn Experiment was undertaken to study the correlation and path analysis in 38 advanced cucumber lines. Correlation study
revealed that 100-seed weight had maximum positive correlation with yield per plant. Similarly, number of fruits per plant,
average fruit weight, fruit length, flesh thickness and seed cavity length had significant positive correlation with yield per.
According to path analysis, seed cavity breadth, flesh thickness, average fruit weight, days to first female flower opening
and number of fruits per plant had high positive direct effects on yield per plant. Node at which first female appears, days to
first male flower opening, days to first harvest and fruit breadth had negative direct effects on yield. Thus based on
correlation and path analysis, the traits viz., seed cavity breadth, flesh thickness, average fruit weight, days to first female
flower opening, number of fruits per plant, node at which first female appears, days to first male flower opening and days to
first harvest and fruit breadth may be considered as selection indices for high yield.
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