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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(4): 630-636
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.604.077


Effects of Different Pre-Germination Treatment Methods on the Germination and Seedling Growth of Yellow Passion Fruit (Passiflora edulis var. flavicarpa)
Arkendu Ghosh1, Koyel Dey1*, Fatik Kumar Bauri1 and Amarendra Nath Dey2
1Department of Fruits and Orchard Management, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia-741252, India
2Department of Forestry, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Pundibari,
Cooch Behar-736165, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Seeds from yellow passion fruit Passiflora edulis var. flavicarpa present dormancy imposed by the seed coat. The present study aimed to evaluate some treatments to overcome this dormancy for better germination. An experiment was conducted during 2015 to study the effect of different pre-sowing treatments on germination, vigour and growth of passion fruit. The study showed significant differences among the treatments. Maximum germination percentage (89.51%) and least mean germination time (11.67 days after sowing) was observed in seeds treated with sulphuric acid for 4 minutes. Maximum seedling height 35.42cm, number of leaves 11.20 and vigour index (3170.57) were also observed in seeds treated with sulphuric acid for 4 minutes and better result was also found in 10% sucrose treatment. The use of pre-sowing treatment is therefore recommended as an approach for propagation of passion fruits.


Keywords: Germination, Passion fruitSeed dormancy, Seedling growth, Sulphuric acid.
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Arkendu Ghosh, Koyel Dey, Fatik Kumar Bauri and Amarendra Nath Dey. 2017. Effects of Different Pre-Germination Treatment Methods on the Germination and Seedling Growth of Yellow Passion Fruit (Passiflora edulis var. flavicarpa).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(4): 630-636. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.604.077