Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol 23, Feb 2017 Suppl. Issue; Page No.(349-353)

GENETIC VARIABILITY FOR FRUIT YIELD AND YIELD RELATED TRAITS IN CHILLI (CAPSICUM ANNUM L.)

Uzma Khatoon, Jitendra Kumar Kushwaha, Vivek Yadav, Rajesh Kumar and Rahul Kumar Verma

Abstract

Fourteen chilli genotypes were assessed in RCBD replicated thrice. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) shows that there are significant differences for all traits among the genotypes. To study the character relationship and influence genetic parameters, i.e. variability, correlation and path analysis were carried out. High phenotypic and genotypic coefficient of variances, heritability, genetic advance were observed for fruit yield per plant as well as ascorbic acid, capsaicin content, number of fruit per plant, plant height and fruit length. Correlation studies revealed that plant height, number of primary branches per plant, number of fruit per plant and ascorbic were positively and significantly correlated with fruit yield per plant while days to first flowering was associated negatively and significantly. Average fruit weight, number of primary branches per plant and plant height had maximum positive direct effect on fruit yield per plant.

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