Bangladesh J. Environ. Sci., Vol. 36, 63-66, 2019 @ BAED ISSN 1561-9206

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF CUCUMBER GENOTYPES GROWN IN NARSINGDI REGION OF BANGLADESH

R. Akter1, M. M. Rahman2, M. Moniruzzaman3, M. Salim4 and M. A. Alam5

1&2Regional Horticulture Research Station, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Shibpur, Narsingdi

3Agriculture Research Station, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Pahartali, Chittagong

4Tuber Crops Research Sub-center, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Munshiganj

5Bangladesh Sugarcrop Research Institute, Chunarughat sub-station, Hobiganj

(Corresponding authors’ e-mail: ruby8997@yahoo.com)

ABSTRACT
An experiment was conducted at the experimental field of Regional Horticulture Research Station, BARI, Shibpur, Narsingdi during March to May 2018 in a randomized complete block design. Eighteen genotypes of cucumber were investigated to evaluate their performance. Minimum days (30 days) required to male flower initiate in CS Nar 007 and CS Nar 008 and minimum days (33 days) required to female flower initiate in CS Nar 002 genotypes. The highest fruit length (30.38 cm) was found from CS Nar 004. On the other hand, the highest fruit width (10.30 cm) and weight (699.0 g) were found from CS Nar 005. Maximum number (7.00) of fruits plant-1 was rerecorded from CS Nar 004. The highest yield ha-1 (37.08 t) detected from CS Nar 004. Considering fruit size, number of fruits plant -1 and yield ha -1 the genotypes CS Nar 004 were showed better performance and may be recommended for cucumber production at Narsingdi region. Key words: Cucumber, genotypes, evaluation, fruit.