GENETIC STABILITY AND ADAPTABILITY FOR YIELD, HORTICULTURAL AND QUALITY TRAITS IN CHILLI PEPPER ACROSS DIVERSE ENVIRONMENTS IN NORTH WESTERN HIMALAYASMunish Sharma and Akhilesh Sharma
The present investigation was carried out at the Experimental Farms of the Department of Vegetable Science and Floriculture, CSKHPKV, Palampur and Hill Agricultural Research and Extension Centre, CSKHPKV, Bajaura, Kullu to gather information on stability and adaptability for yield, horticultural and quality traits in chilli pepper across diverse environments in north western himalayas. The investigation was carried out following line × tester mating design involving 11 lines and three diverse testers. Lines, testers their 33 cross combinations, along with standard check CH-1, were evaluated in a Randomized Complete Block Design with three replications during summer-rainy seasons of 2010 and 2011. Data were recorded on fresh and dry fruit yield/plant along with component traits. Sufficient genetic variability was observed for all phenological, morphological, yield and yield contributing, and quality traits during both the years over the environments. Significant genotype × environment interactions for all the characters indicated a definite role of environment on the performance of genotypes/crosses.
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