Evaluation of gladiolus (Gladiolus x hybridus hort.) varieties for cut flower production under sub-humid conditions of rajasthan
Choudhary Mahesh1, Moond S. K., Kumari Anop1, Beniwal B. S.1
Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, College of Horticulture and Forestry, Jhalawar, Rajasthan, India(), (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
1Department of Horticulture, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India
Online published on 19 March, 2018.
A field study was conducted at the Instructional Farm of Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, College of Horticulture and Forestry, Jhalawar (Rajasthan), during winter season of 2008–09 to evaluate 12 germplasms of gladiolus for cut-flower and corm production. The various characters studied showed significant differences amongst the cultivars with the minimum number of days required to slipping (59.20 DAP) in ‘Chandani’, the maximum spike length (96.47 cm) in ‘Sabnam’ and the highest number of florets per spike (18.47), cormels per plant (120.80), weight of cormels (21.29 g) par plant and vase life (9.88 days) in ‘Sancerre’. The maximum number of spikes (2.73) and corms (3.20) per plant was recorded in ‘Punjab Dawn’. The maximum diameter of corm (4.74 cm), weight of corm (77.67 g) and size index of corm (19.84 cm2) were observed in ‘TS-14’, while the highest number of florets remaining open at a time (5.33) was observed in ‘Priscilla’. On the basis of spike and corm yield and returns performance ‘Chandani’ was found to be the best under sub-humid conditions of Rajasthan.
Corm, Cut-flower, Gladiolus, Vase-life.