Variability and association among fruit traits in palmyrah (Borassus flabellifer L.)

  • V. Ponnuswami and S. Chitra
Keywords: Palmyrah, variability, correlation

Abstract

One hundred and twenty nine palmyrah genotypes were collected from various parts of India and Fruit characterization was
done.. Variability parameters indicated that high variability exist for fruit weight (g) and weight of shreds (g). Moderate
variability was observed for weight of seed. Low variability was observed for fruit length (cm), fruit diameter (cm), length of
seed (cm), circumference of seed and weight of flesh (g). Hence all the characters except seed weight are good for further
improvement through selection. The correlation studies for eight fruit characters indicated that all traits namely fruit weight (g),
fruit length (cm), fruit diameter (cm), weight of seed (g), length of seed (cm), circumference of seed, weight of flesh (g) and
weight of shreds (g) had significant and positive correlation. Hence simultaneous selection is possible for all these traits in
Palmyrah.
Published
31-12-2011
Section
Research Note