COMBINING ABILITY OF EGGPLANT (Solanum melongena L.) FOR PLANT AND FLOWERING CHARACTERS DURING SUMMER

M S Uddin, M M Rahman, M M Hossain and M A K Mian
Journal of the Sylhet Agricultural University, Volume 1, Issue 2, 2014, Pages 221-226

Abstract:

Combining ability in eight eggplant genotypes were studied at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur, Bangladesh during March 2007 to September 2008. Eggplant genotypes were crossed and evaluated for different plant and flower characters. Considering general combining ability (GCA) effects, the parents P3, P4 and P7 were the good general combiner for promoting early flowering and fruiting and P3, P4 and P6 for plant height and canopy. Considering specific combining ability (SCA) effects, the cross P1×P6, P1×P4, P1×P8 and P1×P7 were important for early flowering and fruiting; P3×P8 for plant height and canopy and P5×P7 for plant canopy. Therefore, for the improvement of flowering and plant characters the parents P3, P4, and P7 and the crosses P1×P6, P1×P4, P1×P8 and P1×P7 could be selected for summer cultivation in Bangladesh.

Keywords:

Combining ability, eggplant, flower character, summer


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M S Uddin, M M Rahman, M M Hossain and M A K Mian. 2014. COMBINING ABILITY OF EGGPLANT (Solanum melongena L.) FOR PLANT AND FLOWERING CHARACTERS DURING SUMMER, Journal of the Sylhet Agricultural University 1(2): 221-226.