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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 1654-1661
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.200


Evaluation of China Aster [Callistephus chinensis (L.) Nees] F1 Hybrids and their Parents for Qualitative and Quantitative Traits
V. Bhargav*, Rajiv Kumar, T. Manjunatha Rao, T. Usha Bharathi, M.V. Dhananjaya, Sunil Kumar, K. Raja Babu and Pratiksha Kumari
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 Northern China. It is grown commercially as cut flower for flower arrangement, interior decoration and loose flower for garland making and worshipping. A total of 30 China aster F1 hybrids developed through line x tester mating design involving 6 female and 5 male parents, were evaluated for qualitative and quantitative characters during 2016-17. All the hybrids showed semi-double type of flower heads. Both spreading and semi-erect plant types were found to be dominant over erect type. The Hybrid-21 (Matsumoto Scarlet x Phule Ganesh Violet) was found best for plant height (55.95 cm) and number of branches per plant (14.09); Hybrid-24 (Matsumoto Scarlet x IIHRG13) for 100 flower weight (231.40 g) and flower yield per plant (55.91 g).


Keywords: China aster, F1 hybrids, Evaluation, Flower quality, Yield
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Bhargav, V., Rajiv Kumar, T. Manjunatha Rao, T. Usha Bharathi, M.V. Dhananjaya, Sunil Kumar, K. Raja Babu and Pratiksha Kumari. 2018. Evaluation of China Aster [Callistephus chinensis (L.) Nees] F1 Hybrids and their Parents for Qualitative and Quantitative Traits.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 1654-1661. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.200