Euphytica

, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 29–40 | Cite as

Breeding parthenocarpic pickling cucumbers (Cucumis sativus L.): Necessity, genetical possibilities, environmental influences and selection criteria

  • O. M. B. de Ponti
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Summary

Parthenocarpic pickling cucumbers have been selected after crossing pickling and slicing cucumbers. On the best lines 90% of the female flowers set fruit (up to 75 fruits per plant within six weeks). At declining daylength productivity decreased, mainly because of a reduced flower initiation and partly by a reduced parthenocarpic potential.

The correlation between several selection criteria and the possibilities of preselection of young plants is discussed.

Index words

Cucumis sativus pickling cucumber parthenocarpy breeding environment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. M. B. de Ponti
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Horticultural Plant Breeding (IVT)Wageningenthe Netherlands

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