Table 3: Genetic variability parameters for 15 characters of chili.

TraitsRangeGMGCVPCVGAGA (% of mean)

Days to first picking111.00–147.00126.176.817.0792.9517.0713.53
Harvest duration43.33–67.3355.1011.5612.7082.8611.9421.67
First fruit maturity127.33–146.33135.984.915.1490.9813.119.64
100% fruit maturity164.67–197.33179.784.784.9294.2317.189.56
Plant height (cm)44.60–93.7271.3618.7221.7274.3223.7333.25
Number of primary branches10.67–19.0014.3314.3422.3541.142.7118.94
10 edible green fruit weight (g)9.70–272.9368.80118.61120.5596.82165.41240.42
10 dry fruit weight (g)2.38–23.559.0066.8767.2298.9612.33137.03
Fruit length at green stage (cm)2.35–16.527.3759.8961.1695.898.90120.81
Fruit width at green stage (cm)0.70–2.101.1636.4637.3595.310.8573.32
Number of seeds per fruit24.67–87.6761.1227.7028.8592.1833.4854.78
Weight of seeds per fruit (g)0.15–0.530.3032.7134.0692.230.1964.71
Number of fruits per plant21.67–266.6791.3279.4681.2895.58146.15160.04
100-seed weight (g)0.25–0.660.4922.5323.0795.370.2245.33
Fruit yield per plant at green stage (g)97.82–804.57334.1567.1869.9392.28444.18132.93

GM: general mean, GCV: genotypic coefficient of variation, PCV: phenotypic coefficient of variation, : heritability in broad sense (%), and GA: genetic advance.