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Indian Journal of Horticulture
Year : 2014, Volume : 71, Issue : 1
First page : ( 138) Last page : ( 141)
Print ISSN : 0972-8538. Online ISSN : 0974-0112.

Evaluation of gerbera genotypes for cut flower production under different growing conditions of Kashmir

Kumar R.*, Ahmed N., Lal S., Mahendiran G.

Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture, Srinagar, 190 007, Jammu and Kashmir

*Corresponding author's E-mail: rameshflori@gmail.com

Online published on 19 April, 2014.

Received:  January,  2012; Revised:  December,  2013; Accepted:  January,  2014.

Abstract

Twenty six gerbera varieties were evaluated for cut flower production under polyhouse and field conditions. Dune recorded maximum plant height (43.19 and 37.16 cm) and flower stalk length (65.85 and 60.12 cm) both under polyhouse and field conditions, respectively. The flower size was found maximum in Sunway (13.17 cm) under polyhouse conditions, while it was found maximum in Dune (11.58 cm) under field conditions. Dune also registered the maximum vase-life for under polyhouse (10.43 days) and field (8.20 days) conditions. The maximum number of flowers per plant (58.14) was recorded in Dune under polyhouse and for Dana Ellen (42.34) under field conditions.

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Keywords

Gerbera, Evaluation, Polyhouse, Open conditions.

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