CORRELATION AND PATH ANALYSIS FOR GROWTH, EARLINESS, YIELD, FRUIT AND SEED QUALITY PARAMETERS IN CHILLI (CAPSICUM ANNUUM L.)Rinchan Dolkar, G. Manjunath, H. Sharbat, M. B. Madalageri and G. Sunnia
Character association and path analysis in twelve advanced breeding lines of chilli was studied for 16 important characters. The phenotypic and genotypic association of fruit yield was significantly positive with per cent fruit set, number of fruits per plant, number of secondary branches per plant, plant height, fruit weight, total fruit chlorophyll content, per carp weight and number of primary branches at both genotypic and phenotypic level. However, days to first flowering and days to 50 per cent flowering showed negative and significant correlation with total yield. The genotypic and phenotypic path coefficient revealed that total green chilli yield had high direct positive effect from number of fruit per plant and per carp weight. So selection done based on number of fruit per plant and per carp weight would be rewarding.
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