alexa Evaluation of Purple Coloured Eggplant Lines in Winter
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Journal of Horticulture
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Research Article

Evaluation of Purple Coloured Eggplant Lines in Winter

Quamruzzaman AKM*, Islam F, Asaduzzaman MD, Al-Mamun MH and Nazimuddin M
Senior Scientist, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Gazipur, Bangladesh
Corresponding Author : Quamruzzaman AKM
Senior Scientist, Bangladesh Agricultural
Research Institute (BARI), Gazipur, Bangladesh
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Email: [email protected]
Received: September 29, 2015 Accepted: October 27,2015 Published: October 29, 2015
Citation: Quamruzzaman AKM, Islam F, Asaduzzaman MD, Al-Mamun MH, Nazimuddin M (2015) Evaluation of Purple Coloured Eggplant Lines in Winter. J Horticulture 2:165. doi:10.4172/2376-0354.1000165
Copyright: © 2015 Quamruzzaman AKM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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A study on the performance of thirteen eggplant lines/variety was conducted at the experimental farm of Olericulture Division, HRC, BARI, Gazipur, Bangladesh during the winter season of 20014-15. The line SM083-2 took minimum 97.3 days to first harvest. BARI Begun 10 produced the longest fruit (30.5 cm), while SM083-2 produced maximum diameter fruit (6.43 cm). The line SM058C produced the highest marketable fruit number per plant (25.2), and the lowest (13.58) was produced by SM 203. While the SM203 produced the heaviest fruit (218.5 g). The line SM232 produced significantly the highest yield (49.06 t/ha) closely followed by SM181 (45.78 t/ha), SM203 (39.54 t/ha), SM253 (36.14 t/ha). Minimum infestation by eggplant fruit and shoot borer was observed in SM269A (9.91%) followed by SM83-2 (10.54%). The results of the present study revealed that the lines SM0232, SM181, SM203, SM075, SM217 and SM058C were found promising for earliness, high yield and pest resistance and may be recommended for preliminary yield trial (PYT).

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