Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Heterosis studies in Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench)

Patel B.G., Patel A.I.


A set of 45 genotypes including 8 females, 4 males, their 32 resultant hybrids and one commercial check variety (GAO-5) were sown during kharif-2012 at Vegetable Research Scheme, Regional Horticultural Research Station, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari to study the magnitude of heterosis using line x tester analysis for twelve characters. Significant differences were observed among parents and hybrids indicating considerable genetic variation among these genotypes. Significant standard heterosis and high per se performance with regards to fruit yield per plant were recorded by the crosses viz., JOL-09-8 x PUSA SAWANI, JOL-10-17 x GJO-3, JOL-09-7 x PUSA SAWANI and AOL-10-18 x VRO-6.


Key words: Heterosis, Line x tester, Hybrid

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