Result and discussion:

            The analysis of variance revealed
highly significant differences for all the characters. The data presented in
Table 1. Showed that significant difference were recorded among the radish
varieties. The maximum plant height at harvest (66.33 cm) was recorded in Snow
White, whereas the minimum (31.92 cm) plant height was obersed in pusa mirdula
variety. These variations in relation to height of plants for various
radish cultivars might be affected by the environment to the great extent
besides genetic potential, similar results were also confirmed by Alam, et al., (2010) in radish.

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            The
maximum number of leaves at harvest (23.70) was found in Snow White whereas the
minimum (10.29) was found in pusa
mirdula variety. These variation in radish cultivar might be affected by the
environment to the great extent besides genetic potential. Similar results were
also reported by Naseerruddin et al., 2014 in Radish. The higher total weight of plant (435.31
g) was obtained in variety Ever Green whereas the minimum (150.37g) was
recorded in variety Pusa Mirdula. Differences among the cultivars
may be due to genetic factors and their intraction to the environmental
conditions. The similar results were
reported by Bhatti, et al.,
(1983) and Naseeruddin et al. (2014) in radish.  The higher root yield (30.56 kg/plot and
509.28 q/ha) was obtained in variety Ever Green, whereas the minimum (15
kg/plot and 250.05 q/ha) was recorded in variety Pusa Mirdula. The similar results
were reported by Thorat et
al., (2013) in radish.

All the qualitative characters TSS,
vitamin C and acidity were highly significant different among the varieties. The maximum TSS (6.13 oBrix)
was recorded in variety Local – 3, whereas the minimum TSS (4.80 oBrix)
was recorded in variety Delhi White. The maximum vitamin C (27.14
mg/100g) was recorded in variety Baramasi, whereas the minimum vitamin C (12.11
mg/ 100 g) was recorded in variety M.E.L.W. the maximum acidity (0.45 mg/100g)
was recorded in variety J.U., whereas the minimum acidity (0.12 mg/100g) was
recorded in variety Hill Queen. This is accordance with the findings of
Naseeruddin et al., (2014) in radish.