Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2019)
Evaluation of parthenocarpic cucumber genotypes for yield and its contributing traits under protected environment of N-W Himalayas
Author(s): Parveen Sharma, Navjot Singh Dhillon, Pardeep Kumar, Palvi Mehta
Abstract: Fourteen genotypes of parthenocarpic cucumber were evaluated under modified naturally ventilated polyhouse at the Experimental Farm, Department of Vegetable Science and Floriculture, CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur during spring summer season, 2017-18. It was revealed that DDPCG-1 was the earliest in first flowering as well as picking attributable to shortest inter-nodal length. The majority of cultivars exhibited very narrow variations for fruit length and diameter. The line DDPCG- 4 produced highest number of fruits whereas DDPCW-1 expressed significantly highest fruit weight. The highest fruit yield per m2 was recorded in DDPCG-1 followed by DDPCW-1. The economic analysis also identified DDPCG-1 and DDPCW-1 as highly remunerative because the seed cost is very less as compared to the seed cost of hybrids and expressing the potentiality of growing fibre rich parthenocarpic cucumber under protected conditions to double the income and nutritional status of farmers in shorter cropping period.