The present study was conducted during the rabi season of the years of 2014-15 and 2015-16 at the Instructional Farm of Uttar Banga Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Pundibari, Cooch Behar to evaluate the performance of twelve garden pea (Pisum sativum var. hortense) genotypes (Arkel, Azad P-1, Kohinoor-10, Nirali, PusaPragathi, PH 89, Sabuj Sona, Punjab 89, Azad P-3, Debratna-111, PAN 4009, Golden Pea Geetanjali) with respect to plant height (cm), days to flowering (days), pod length (cm), pod width (cm0, number of pods, yield(g/plant and tonnes/hectare), shelling per cent (%) and protein content (%) in terai region of West Bengal. The experiment was carried out in factorial randomized block design with three replications. Farm yard manure (FYM) @ 15tonnes/ha was applied during land preparation and common fertilizer dose N:P:K @30:50:50 kg/ha was applied in each treatment. The results of the experiment revealed that the highest plant height (51.57 cm) and earliest flowering at 45.22 days after sowing (DAS) was obtained from Azad P-3 and Arkel respectively; whereas lowest plant height (35.62 cm) and most delayed flowering (53.61 DAS) were observed in Sabuj Sona.The higher magnitude of number of pods per plant(19.98), number of seeds per pod (7.27) ,yield per plant (69.34 g)and total yield per hectare(12.33 t/ha) were recorded in Kohinnoor-10.Regarding the quality parameters, Azad P-3 recorded the highest shelling percentage (48.93%) as well as the highest protein percentage (23.24%).Considering the yield parameters and yield Kohinnoor-10 may be selected; whereas with respect to quality parameters Azad P-3 may be superior for the terai region of West Bengal.
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