Correlation and path analysis of yield components in cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum, Maton)

Sritharan, R.; Liyanarachchige, D.H.; Seneviratne, K.

Acta Horticulturae 330: 227-234


ISSN/ISBN: 0567-7572
Accession: 002586851

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Yield components of cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) in Sri Lanka were subjected to correlation and path analysis. The data on vegetative (number of pseudostems/ plant, number of suckers/plant, plant height, pseudostem girth, number of leaves/pseudostem, leaf length, leaf breadth) and reproductive characteristics (number of panicles/plant, panicle length, number of nodes/panicle, number of capsules/panicle and number of capsules/plant) of cv. Vazukka were analysed. This study revealed that plant characteristics such as number of pseudostems per plant, leaf length, number of panicles per plant, length of a fully developed panicle and number of capsules in a panicle had a higher association with yield than other parameters. These characters could be used as selection criteria in a crop improvement programme for maximizing yield.