For data collection, four plants from each replication were selected randomly to measure the phenotypic traits. Plant height (cm) was measured from joint of stem and root to terminal portion of the stem. Five leaves from each plant (15 leaves from each replication) were selected to measure the leaf area by the following formulae,

Where average leaf width of each leaf corresponds to leaf width taken from the base, middle and end of the leaf. For chlorophyll estimation, SPAD values were recorded by SPAD meter (502-DL Plus, Japan). Number of clusters per plant and number of fruits per cluster were counted manually at the maturity of genotypes. Fruit length and fruit width were taken in millimeter (mm) by digital Vernier caliper (1–150 mm). Fruit weight was calculated as an average of all the fruits of each plant.

To measure the final yield, accumulative fruit weight of all the pickings was used. Fruit pulp was extracted and subjected to refractometer (COMINHKPR 124469, China), to measure total soluble solids (TSS) (°Brix) in fruits. Four healthy fruits from each genotype were taken and kept at room temperature. Their weight loss (in grams) and pressure bearing ability (Fruit firmness) (lbs/kg) was measured by the Penetrometer (PIVOT 81-PV0103, China) after every 2 days for 3 times in 6 days. Four fruits from each genotype were analyzed and tasted by a panel of 10 people. They graded each genotype “1–10” with respect to fruit attractiveness and taste.

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