Evaluation of Gerbera Varieties for Growth and Flowering under Shadenet  

Shruti Wankhede1 , R. P. Gajbhiye2
1. Assistant Professor of Horticulture, College of Agriculture,CSMSS, Kanchanwadi, Aurangabad-431005, Maharashtra, India
2. Associate Professor of Horticulture, National Agricultural Research Project(Fruits & Vegetables), Sonapur, Gadchiroli-442605, Maharashtra, India
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International Journal of Horticulture, 2013, Vol. 3, No. 9   doi: 10.5376/ijh.2013.03.0009
Received: 16 Feb., 2013    Accepted: 04 Mar., 2013    Published: 13 Mar., 2013
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Shruti et al., 2013, Evaluation of gerbera varieties for growth and flowering under shadenet, International Journal of Horticulture, 2013, Vol.3, No.9 42-45 (doi: 10.5376/ijh.2013.03.0009)

Abstract

The present investigation was carried out to evaluate different varieties of gerbera for growth and flowering under shade net at Satpuda Botanical Garden, College of Agriculture, Nagpur during September 2001 to March 2002. The data revealed that amongst all 13 varieties under study, Charmander had significantly more plant height and life span of flowers. Savannah had significantly more number of leaves per plant, leaf area, stalk length and width, number of flowers per plant and required minimum days for development of flowers. maximum diameter of flower recorded in variety Sangria. Vino had more vase life of flowers. Dalma and Goldflor required significantly less period for first flower bud initiation. Overall performance of Savanna, Sangria, Vino, Charmander, Dalma and Goldflor varieties was found better.

Keywords
Gerbera varieties; Growth; Flowering; Shade net
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