The field experiment was conducted in vegetable area, Institute of Horticultural Sciences in University of Agriculture, Faisalabad in order to recognize morphological and fruit growth pattern and yield of Tinda (Praecitrullus fistulosus) gourd germplasm lines. Sixteen germplasm lines in which one line is used as check are included were sown and grown on flat beds in field. The field experiment was arranged as randomized complete block design (RCBD) with three replications. Data on days to maturity, fruit per vine, fruit weight in grams, fruit diameter and total yield obtained were recorded. The fruit texture is marked as phenotype parameter. All parameters were collected and then analyzed statistically. All lines and replications showed different results among each other according to parameter. The maximum DTM (days to maturity), F/P (fruit per plant), FW (fruit weight), FD (fruit diameter) and Yield were recorded was L₀ (68.66), L₃ (1.66), L₁₀ (248.33), L₁₃ (8.50) and L₀ (599.33) and the minimum were recorded was L₁ (56), L₁₁ (0.33), L₀ (198), L₉ (7) and L₄ (421) grams respectively. All lines showed smooth texture of fruits with no hairs when mature at harvesting stage.
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