Parthenocarpic fruiting behavior in Kakrol (Momordica dioica Roxb.)

Mohammad Nazmul Islam Manik, Mohammad Golam Rasul, Mohammad Mizanur Rahman, Yukio Ozaki, Hiroshi Okubo

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Parthenocarpic fruiting behavior and fruit characteristics in different kakrol genotypes were investigated. Only 'Rangpuri' genotype produced parthenocarpic fruits naturally among the genotypes tested. High number of flowers per plant, less vegetative growth, seedlessness or less seed number, successive bearing of fruits, and longer harvesting period of 'Rangpuri' were highly promising. All the genotypes set 100% fruits when they were pollinated artificially. In open (natural) pollination, 'Rangpuri' produced 96% fruits, whereas the fruit set was less than 45% in other genotypes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-463
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science


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