versión impresa ISSN 0120-2812
TOBAR TOSSE, Dora Enith; VALLEJO CABRERA, Franco Alirio y BAENA GARCIA, Diosdado. Evaluation of squash (Cucurbita moschata Duch.) families selected for higher content of dry matter in the fruit and other agronomic traits. Acta Agron. [online]. 2010, vol.59, n.1, pp. 65-72. ISSN 0120-2812.
Four full-sib families of squash, Cucurbita moschata Duch, from two cycles of genetic stability through crosses fraternal and selected by a higher content of dry matter in fruit and good characteristics for fresh consumption was evaluated. The F7a family had at increased dry matter content in fruit (15.86% ± 2.17) compared with the control-commercial Unapal Bolo Verde (10.68% ± 2.08), slightly flattened spherical form, external color yellow, light yellow flesh color to salmon, flesh thickness of 3.71 cm ± 0.58 and average fruit weight of 3.10 kg ± 0.73, which makes it an alternative for fresh consumption.
Palabras llave : Cucurbita moschata; squash; selection; fraternal crosses; breeding; hybridation.