Cucumber Research Programme

Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) is one among the most important vegetable crops which is either consumed fresh known as slicing cucumber. The carotenoid pigments of cucurbit fruit colour are an important source of vitamin A. the growing requirement of cucumber in processing industries has necessitated INDO US BIO-TECH LIMITED to initiate crop improvement programme in cucumber


Wide range of germplasm collection of Asiatic and picking types having
  • Earliness
  • Preferable fruit colour and shape
  • Gynoecious flowering habit
  • Resistance to cucumber Green Mottled mosaic virus (CGMMV), Powdery mildew (PM) and Downey
  • Slow seed maturity and extended shelf life

Genetic enhancement :

Genetic enhancement programmes for development of lines with
  • High per se performance
  • Earliness
  • Extended shelf life
  • Gynoecious fruiting
  • Multiple resistance to diseases and pests

Objectives :

Development of hybrids for
  • Asiatic and pickling types with earliness and high yield potential
  • High female – male sex ratio
  • Attractive green, dark green and white fruits with smooth fruit surface and without prominent spines\prickles
  • Slow seed maturity and free from bitterness
  • Resistance to CGMMV, PM, DM and other major pests and diseases