Vol.5 : Number 7
Correlating fruit yield with important attributing traits in Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) moench.

Author(s): Ramesh Kumar Sharma, Ravi Shankar Singh, Arun Kumar

In the present study it was observed that total yield had significant positive phenotypic correlation with plant height,

number of branches per plant, fruit length, number of fruits per plant and fruit weight whereas, fruit diameter exhibited

negative correlation. It was further observed that the total yield expressed significant positive genotypic correlation with

number of branches per plant, fruit length, plant height, fruit weight and number of fruits per plant. However, fruit diameter

showed significant negative correlation with yield. The path analysis revealed that fruit weight had the maximum direct

effect on yield while its indirect effects were positive via plant height, number of fruits per plant, number of branches per

plant and fruit diameter. Finally it was observed that the characters like fruit weight, number of branches per plant, plant

height and number of fruits per plant, had highly significant positive correlation with yield, further it was observed that it

had high direct effect on yield. These are important characters for effective genetic improvement programme of this crop.

Key Words: Abelmoschus esculentus, Bhindi, Correlation coefficient, Path coefficient analysis

Country: India