Evaluation of Different Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) Hybrids for Growth, Yield and Quality

Amber Ejaz *

Department of Horticulture, Naini Agricultural Institute, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj, 21107, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Vijay Bahadur

Department of Horticulture, Naini Agricultural Institute, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj, 21107, Uttar Pradesh, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Cucumber is a popular vegetable belonging to the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae). It is widely cultivated and consumed worldwide for its refreshing and crunchy texture. Cucumbers are typically grown as annual climbing or creeping vines, producing elongated, cylindrical, or oval-shaped fruits with green skin and edible seeds. They are known for their high-water content, making them an excellent hydrating and low-calorie food option. It has a mild, slightly sweet flavor. Therefore, the present investigation was carried out at the Department of Horticulture, Naini Agricultural Institute, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh during the Kharif season 2022-2023 with a view to check performance of different Hybrids of cucumber under Prayagraj agro climatic conditions. From the above experimental finding it was be concluded that the Hybrid NBH-842 was statistically significant and higher in terms of growth parameters like vine length, earliness in flowering and maturity and variety NBH-842 yield parameters like fruit weight and fruit yield per vine while NBH-Manvi plus for fruit length, fruit diameter, and fruit yield per vine. Hybrid Prasad-100 showed best performance for quality parameters including TSS and Vitamin C content.

Keywords: Cucumis sativa, hybrids, TSS, Cucurbitaceae


How to Cite

Ejaz , A., & Bahadur, V. (2024). Evaluation of Different Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) Hybrids for Growth, Yield and Quality. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science, 36(6), 486–491. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijpss/2024/v36i64650

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