Growth assessment of Tinda gourd (Praecitrullus fistulosu) germplasms
A field experiment was conducted to identify growth pattern and morphological traits of 16 varietal lines of Tinda gourd specie (Praecitrullus fistulosus) germplasms. The field experiment was conducted in olericulture area of Institute of Horticultural Sciences, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. One local variety as check with fifteen genotypes of Tinda gourd was grown in Olericulture field. Flat beds technique as growing medium was applied in field for seeds to germinate. Data on germination percentage, days to flowering, male flower ratio, female flower ratio, length of vine in (cm) and tendrils which were taken as phenotypically. Data were analyzed statistically by using method ANOVA and their means were compared by using SE techniques. The maximum Germination percentage (G %), DTF (days to flowering), MF (male flower), FF (female flower) and LV (length of vine) were recorded was L0 (94.00), L0 (54.33), L11 (110.33), L11 (14.33) and L0 (55.33) and the minimum were recorded was L4 (74.00), L11 (35), L3 (80), L7 (9) and L1 (46) cm respectively. Treatments showed different results according to regarding parameters while tendrils were present and coiled.
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