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Indian Journal of Horticulture
Year : 2007, Volume : 64, Issue : 2
First page : ( 199) Last page : ( 201)
Print ISSN : 0972-8538.

Studies on storage behaviour of Chlorophytum borivilianum genotypes

Chandra Ram*, Kumar Dinesh

National Research Centre for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Boriavi, Anand 387 310.

*Corresponding author's present address: NRC on Pomegranate, NH-9, Bypass, Shelgi, Solapur 413006; E-mail: rcpnrc@yahoo.co.in

Received:  November,  2006; Revised:  January,  2007; Accepted:  February,  2007.

Abstract

The fasciculated roots of four genotypes of Safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum Sant. and Fer.) were evaluated for their storage behaviour. Four improved genotypes (CBI-2, CBI-5, CBI-12 and CBI-3) harvested in the month of December were stored for six months in corrugated fibre board (CFB) boxes using sand as a medium. Various parameters like weight loss, fresh root recovery, spoilage loss, dry matter recovery and moisture content were recorded. The minimum weight loss was recorded in CBI-2 (31.83%) followed by CBI-5 (37.00%). However, the fresh root recovery (53.17 to 57.02%) was higher in both the genotypes. The spoilage loss was found to be minimum in CBI-5. Interestingly, CBI-2 showed better storability than other genotypes.

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Key words

Safed musliChlorophytum borivilianum, genotypes, spoilage loss, sprouting.

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