Sponge gourd variety Thar Tapish developed for hot arid climate


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  • Ajay Kumar Verma ICAR-Central Institute for Arid Horticulture, Bikaner, Rajasthan
  • D K Samadia ICAR-Central Institute of Arid Horticulture, Beechwal, Bikaner, Rajasthan 334006
  • P S Gurjar ICAR-Central Institute of Arid Horticulture, Beechwal, Bikaner, Rajasthan 334006.
  • Hanuman Ram ICAR-Central Institute of Arid Horticulture, Beechwal, Bikaner, Rajasthan 334006.

Abstract

Sponge gourd (Luffa cylindrica L.) is much liked indigenous and cooking cucurbit vegetable. Thar Tapish is selection through hybridization breeding from combination of AHSG-4 x AHSG-16. It is recommended in 2018 by ICAR-CIAH, Bikaner for cultivation under hot arid climate. It is developed for marketable quality fruit yield (145.8 q/ha) under high temperature and abiotic stressed conditions. It took 50 days for first tender fruit harvest. Tender fruits ready in 7-9 days for harvesting and 95–145 g weight are found best for fresh market and dehydration (8.35 % dry product). Vines are medium in growth (2.52 m) with 4.82-5.33 branches.

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2022-04-01

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2022-04-11

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Verma, A. K., Samadia, D. K., Gurjar, P. S., & Ram, H. (2022). Sponge gourd variety Thar Tapish developed for hot arid climate. Indian Horticulture, 67(4). https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IndHort/article/view/122946