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Keywords:

  • Agronomic and quality characters;
  • chickpea genotype;
  • cooking time and zonal yield trials

Summary

Twenty-two desi chickpea genotypes were subjected to consolidated zonal yield trials over fourteen locations. At Nuclear Institute of Food and Agriculture, the study was undertaken to characterise the best genotype regarding physicochemical, agronomic and consumer's acceptability characteristics. The data revealed the highest seed size (0.26 g), volume (0.21 mL), weight after hydration (0.54 g), volume after hydration (0.50 mL), hydration capacity (0.28 mL) and swelling capacity for genotype Bahawalpur. The genotypes 96A3148, CMN 2385/96, 99CC015 and PB2000 are preferred having minimum cooking time (<80.0 min). Highest concentration of protein (>20%) was observed in NCS 9904, NCS 911 and 99CC015. Shortest period for flowering was credited to PB 2000 and 96A3148 while minimum period for maturity was noted for NCS 9905. PB 2000 was declared high yielding genotype having 2340 kg ha−1. Seed size was highly significantly correlated to seed volume (0.89), wet weight (0.97), wet volume (0.93), hydration Capacity (0.88) and swelling capacity (0.80). Days to maturity were negatively but highly significantly correlated to plant height (−.075) and yield (−0.86). Genotype 97086 out yielded all other genotypes in consolidated zonal yield trial over fourteen locations.