STATUS OF INDIGENOUS VEGETABLES IN SOUTHERN PART OF RAJASTHAN

I.B. Maurya, K. Arvindakshan, S.K. Sharma, R. Jalwania
Southern part of Rajasthan is predominantly a tribal dominated area having harsh climate, hence, only indigenous vegetables (IVs) which are hardy, drought resistant and have short duration grow well. Some of them namely kachari (Cucumis melo var. agrestis), snap melon (Cucumis melo var. momordica Duthie and Fuller), spine gourd (Momordica dioica Roxb. ex Wild.), bitter melon (M. balsamina L.) and hill colocynth [Cucumis hardwickii (Royle) Gabaev, grow naturally during rainy season and generate good source of income for the tribals. These vegetables possess very good nutritive and medicinal value with resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses but till now no systematic efforts have been made to improve the existing land races of these IVs.
Maurya, I.B., Arvindakshan, K., Sharma, S.K. and Jalwania, R. (2007). STATUS OF INDIGENOUS VEGETABLES IN SOUTHERN PART OF RAJASTHAN. Acta Hortic. 752, 193-196
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2007.752.30
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2007.752.30
Indigenous vegetable, kachri, snapmelon, spine gourd, mougri
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