BARI Squash 1

Squash VARIETY:  BARI Squash 1

Main Features of the Variety

Developed byBangladesh Agriculture Research Institute(BARI), Gazipur, Bangladesh
Method of development/originBangladesh (Locally collected)
Year of release 2017
Main characteristics

Average days to first female flower open 38, first fruit harvest for consumption at green edible stage 60-65 days. Marketable fruits per plant 4, average flesh thickness 3.2 cm. Whitish light yellow flesh color. Less bitterness in taste. Deep green leaves with whitish stripe. Long cylindrical and deep green colored fruit with light green spots at  edible green stage. Average fruit weight 1.05 kg, yield per plant is about 5.20 kg. Energy saving cooking  potentiality (cooked within 5 minutes). Susceptible to fruit fly infestation (10.17%). Tolerant to mite and aphid infestation under field condition.

Planting season and timeMid-September – Mid November.
Harvesting time Mid December – Mid January
Yield43-45 tons/ hectare
Resistance/toleranceTemperature tolerant

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