PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF FRENCH BEAN (PHASEOLUS VULGARIS L.) VARIETIES FOR GROWTH, YIELD AND QUALITY PARAMETERSMuthal, K.M., Soyam, S.R., Pawar, G.H. and Sable, P.A.
The experiment involving twelve varieties was laid out at the Research Block of Vegetable Section in Sector No.1, University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot (Karnataka) during Rabi season of 2012 in a randomized block design with three replications to evaluate these varieties for vegetative, yield and quality parameters. Among the varieties studied, Arka Anoop was better with respect to growth parameters like plant height and number of primary branches along with number of nodules on roots and dry matter content in pods as well as yield attributing characters like number of pods per clusters, number of pods per plant and weight of ten pods which is determined by pod length and number of seeds per pod reflecting in higher pod yield per plant and per hectare (24.58 t/ha). Next best performing varieties were Best of All (20.83 t/ha) and Arka Komal (19.09 t/ha) with respect to growth as well as yield parameters. In the present study both the varieties Arka Anoop and Arka Bold recorded higher protein content (2.40 g/100g) in pods and next best varieties for this trait namely, Best of All and Arka Komal.
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