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Title: Chrysanthemum Cut Flower Varieties Developed at NBRI, Lucknow
Authors: GUPTA, V N
Issue Date: Dec-2003
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Chrysanthemum is highly evolved and perhaps the oldest ornamental plant. It belongs to family Asteraceae. It has earned tremendous popularity due to its wide range of biodiversity which includes shape and size of flower, brilliance in colour lover, long lasting floret life, different growth habit and height. Chrysanthemum is one of the most important ornamental plants both as cut flower and as potted plants. Data from the Dutch auctions clearly indicated that chrysanthemum ranks second behind rose. In cut flower trade variety having erect long and sturdy stems, attractive colour, uniform bloom opening, long vase life and healthy leaves are preferred. A total of 16 cut flower varieties have been selected through rigorous trial on performance of their genetic stability and quality of bloom type, colour yield and uniformity. Details of their characters (vegetative and floral) have been included in present paper. On the basis of these characters, these varieties will be highly appreciated not only in domestic market but also will get position in international market.
Page(s): 193-195
ISSN: 0975-2412 (Online); 0771-7706 (Print)
Appears in Collections:BVAAP Vol.11(2) [December 2003]

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