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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:9, September, 2017

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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(9): 112-116

Evaluation of Gerbera Varieties for Yield and Quality under Protected Environment Conditions in Bihar
Paramveer Singh*, Ajay Bhardwaj, Randhir Kumar and Deepti Singh
Paramveer Singh*, Ajay Bhardwaj, Randhir Kumar and Deepti Singh
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An experiment was conducted to evaluate ten varieties of gerbera viz. Laura, Szantal, Delfin, Newada, Olympia, Kormoran, Partrizia, Rock, Feliks and Samuraj for growth and flowering under naturally ventilated polyhouse at polyhouse complex, Department of Horticulture (Vegetable and Floriculture), Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur, Bihar during 2014-2015. The experiment was laid out in Randomized Block Design with three replications. Among the varieties studied, there was significant difference among the different varieties of gerbera regarding vegetative growth, floral quality and yield parameters. The maximum plant height was recorded in Laura (43.53 cm) whereas the minimum plant height was recorded in Samuraj (30.60 cm). Maximum number of leaves was observed from Partrizia (10.33/ plant) and minimum from Laura and Samuraj (7.20/plant). Maximum leaf length and width were found from Szantal (28.33 cm and 16.33 cm, respectively). The variety Kormoran needed minimum days to flowering (101.67) while, Newada required maximum days (121.33). The longest stalk of gerbera flower was found from Partrizia (80.20 cm) whereas, shortest was found from Kormoran (50.07 cm). Maximum flower diameter was recorded from Szantal (10.73 cm) while minimum from Rock (8.27 cm). Maximum number of flowers were recorded from Partrizia (16.53/ plant) whereas; minimum was recorded form Samuraj (11.53/ plant). The above mentioned findings indicated that considering the important characteristics, Partrizia is the best variety having longest stalk length and more number of flowers per plant. While, Szantal and Feliks also exhibited acceptable physical and flowering quality characteristics, so it can also be cultivated under polyhouse in the era of climate change for getting better yield and quality flowers.

Keywords: Gerbera, Polyhouse, Evaluation, Varieties, Growth, Stalk length, Quality.

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Paramveer Singh, Ajay Bhardwaj, Randhir Kumar and Deepti Singh. 2017. Evaluation of Gerbera Varieties for Yield and Quality under Protected Environment Conditions in Bihar.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 112-116. doi:
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