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

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

Abstract

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.

Published
2006-06-30
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
Section
Original Research Papers