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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(8): 1543-1549
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.185


Evaluation of China aster [Callistephus chinensis (L.) Nees] F1 Hybrids and Parents for Growth, Flower quality, Yield and Postharvest life
Pratiksha Kumari*, Rajiv Kumar, T. Manjanatha Rao, T. Usha Bharathi, M.V. Dhananjaya and V. Bhargav
Division of Floriculture and Medicinal Crops, ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hesaraghatta Lake Post, Bengaluru 560 089, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

China aster [Callistephus chinensis (L.) Nees.] Belongs to the family Asteraceae and is native of China. It is grown as cut flower, loose flower, bedding plant, for flower decoration, for preparation of bouquets and garlands. The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance F1 hybrids for qualitative and quantitative characters. The experiments were conducted in 2015-17 in the Research Field of the Division of Floriculture and Medicinal Crops, at ICAR- Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hesaraghatta Lake Post, Bengaluru. Fifteen F1 hybrids in Line x Tester involving five female (Arka Kamini, Arka Poornima, Arka Aadya, Arka Archana, Arka Violet Cushion) and three pollen parents (Arka Shashank, Local Violet, Local Pink) were evaluated for vegetative growth, flower quality, yield and postharvest life. Among the hybrids, hybrid-8 was the best performer with highest number of leaves/plant (312.47), number of branches/plant (23.19), number of flowers per plant (93.66), highest weight of flowers/plant (293 g) and flower yield per hectare (24.68 tonne). Hybrid-4 recorded maximum plant height (73.16 cm) and longest (28.92 days) duration of flowering.


Keywords: China aster, F1 hybrids, Evaluation, Flower quality, Yield.
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Pratiksha Kumari, Rajiv Kumar, T. Manjanatha Rao, T. Usha Bharathi, M.V. Dhananjaya and Bhargav, V. 2017. Evaluation of China aster [Callistephus chinensis (L.) Nees] F1 Hybrids and Parents for Growth, Flower quality, Yield and Postharvest life.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(8): 1543-1549. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.185