Long Term Seed Storage Studies in Muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.)

  • S D Doijode
Keywords: Muskmelon, Seeds, Storage, Low Temperature, Viability, Vigour, Germination


Muskmelon cv Arka Jeet seeds were conserved in moisture permeable, semi permeable and impermeable containers at low (5°C) and sub-zero (-20°C) temperatures for 15 years. Seed deterioration in terms of loss of viability and vigour were minimal in low temperature stored seeds. The recovery of viable seed was 86% in -20°C stored seeds after 15 years of storage. Seedlings raised from stored seeds were vigorous, healthy and free from morphological abnormalities. Storage of muskmelon seeds at sub-zero temperature (-20°C) provides effective protection to genetic and planting material.

How to Cite
Doijode, S. D. (2006). Long Term Seed Storage Studies in Muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.). Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 1(1), 58-60. Retrieved from https://jhs.iihr.res.in/index.php/jhs/article/view/677
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