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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:6, June, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 3726-3736

Varietal Evaluation of China-Aster (Callistephus chinensis Nees.) in Sub-Tropical Region of West Bengal
Aparna Sarkar1*, Raghunath Sadhukhan2 and Tapas Kumar Chowdhuri1
1Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture,
2Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia-741252, WB, India
*Corresponding author

The present investigation was carried out during 2017-18 in the floricultural research station of Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya. Significant variation in vegetative growth was recorded among the cultivars of China aster. Plant height was recorded the maximum (49.3 cm) in Pink Local. The highest number of leaves (246.00 nos./ plant) was observed in Arka Aadya followed by Pink Local (222.0 nos./plant). Number of sprays per plant was found to be the highest in Pink Local (8.7) which was followed by Arka Archana, (7.7) Arka Aadya (7.7) and Arka kamini(7.0). Pink Local variety had better flower diameter and stalk length (7.8 cm and 32.3 cm respectively) followed by Arka Kamini (6.7 cm and 32.3 cm respectively). Flowering duration of Arka Kamini was the longest (32.3 days) followed by Pink Local (29.3days). Vase life of flower was excellent in Arka Archana (12.7 days) which was at par with the Pink Local (12.7 days). Thus the result depicted that Pink Local, Arka Kamini and Arka Poornima are the most suitable cultivars to be grown for cut flower production, whereas Arka Aadya and Arka Archana have greater importance for pot plant production as well as garden decoration in West Bengal.

Keywords: Callistephus chinensis Nees., Cultivars, Evaluation, Vegetative growth, Flowering characters

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Aparna Sarkar, Raghunath Sadhukhan and Tapas Kumar Chowdhuri. 2020. Varietal Evaluation of China-Aster (Callistephus chinensis Nees.) in Sub-Tropical Region of West Bengal.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 3726-3736. doi:
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