Performance of Coloured Bell Pepper in Naturally-Ventilated Polyhouse under Mid-Hill Conditions of Himachal Pradesh

Authors

  • Rajender Sharma Author
  • Y R Shukla Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24154/jhs.v8i2.315

Keywords:

Bell Pepper, Naturally-Ventilated Polyhouse, Quality Produce, Yield

Abstract

Bell pepper is highly susceptible to water stagnation and excess moisture. Therefore, cultivation of this vegetable under protected structures can prove to be a boon, ensuring higher yields and quality produce. Farmers are mainly concentrating on cultivation of coloured varieties, viz., Orobelle and Bomby, under these structures. Therefore, on-farm trials were laid out during the year 2007 in farmers' fields, with six hybrids of bell pepper (Orobelle, Bomby, Mahabharath, Tanvi, Tanvi Plus and US-26) replicated thrice in RBD at four locations. The aim was to provide a suitable substitute for the existing varieties. On studies revealed that Tanvi (yellow-fruited) and Tanvi Plus (red-fruited) were the best yielders when compared to varieties being grown by the farmers. Average plant height ranged from 100 to 160cm, fruit weight ranged from 205 to 280g/fruit and number of marketable fruits per plant varied from 11 to 23. Yield and (Benefit:Cost) B:C ratio for the two best hybrids, i.e., Tanvi and Tanvi Plus were 140.5t&127.3t ha-1, and 2.37&2.06, respectively.

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Published

31-12-2013

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Short Communications

How to Cite

Sharma, R., & Shukla, Y. R. (2013). Performance of Coloured Bell Pepper in Naturally-Ventilated Polyhouse under Mid-Hill Conditions of Himachal Pradesh. Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 8(2), 259-261. https://doi.org/10.24154/jhs.v8i2.315

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