International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Comparative performance of habanero pepper under open and protected conditions
Author(s): S Praneetha, S Muthuramalingam and R Muthuselvi
Abstract: The habanero pepper is botanically known as Capsicum chinense Jacq. grown in many parts of the world. Nowadays protected cultivation technologies of vegetable crops are being utilized in many places. A field study was taken up to evaluate the performance of habanero pepper crop under insect proof net house as well as in open field. The performance of capsicum under different environments in respect of plant growth characters, fruit characters and quality attributes were studied. Plant height, number of branches/plant, days to first flowering and days to first harvest showed higher result under insect proof net house cultivation over open field condition. Early flowering of pepper crop under insect proof net was also observed (75.66 days). Fruit length and diameter were the highest (4.87 cm, 2.86 cm), fruit girth and fruit weight were also recorded the highest (8.35 cm and 5.24 g) with the highest total number of fruits/ plant (170.34) and fruit yield of 1.08 kg/ plant under insect proof net house condition. Quality characters like polyphenol oxidase (2.08/min/g), total phenols (2.27 mg/100g), capsaicin (4.36%), vitamin C (123.52 mg/100g) and oleoresin content (16.53 %) were also found to be at increased level under insect proof net house grown condition than that of open field grown habanero pepper.
Pages: 1712-1715 | 282 Views 11 Downloads
How to cite this article:
S Praneetha, S Muthuramalingam, R Muthuselvi. Comparative performance of habanero pepper under open and protected conditions. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):1712-1715.