Studies on crossability in cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) genotypes


  • Vikas Ramteke AICRP on Cashew, Shaheed Gundhadhoor College of Agriculture and Research Station (IGKV), Jagdalpur - 494001, Chhattisgarh, India
  • Hemchand Nanda Indira Gandhi Kirshi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur
  • Yaspal Singh Nirala Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur
  • G. S. Mohana ICAR-Directorate of Cashew Research, Puttur



Cashew, crossability, hybridization, genotypes


Successful hybridization primarily depends on the crossability of the parents involved as well as development of the F1 hybrids and their derivatives. In the present study, 12 crosses were attempted to study the crossability relationship among cashew genotypes. Among the crosses, the highest crossability was recorded in the cross H-303 x VTH 711/4 (17.16%), whereas, high rate of abscission of young fruits was observed in crosses involving NRCC Selection -2 as female parent. The genotype VTH 711/4 has shown substantially high per cent of crossability and better nut set with different genotypes of cashew.


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How to Cite

Ramteke, V., Nanda, H., Nirala, Y. S., & Mohana, G. S. (2023). Studies on crossability in cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) genotypes. Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 18(2).