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International Journal of Agricultural and Applied Sciences, December 2021, 2(2):138-140

ISSN: 2582-8053


Performance of different varieties of gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii Bolus) under protected cultivation in the Konkan region of Maharashtra.

D. Chavan, M. H. Khanvilkar, N. V. Dalvi, K. V. Malshe, A. V. Mane and B. R. Salvi

Department of Floriculture, College of Horticulture, Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth,

Dapoli, Maharashtra, India

Corresponding author e-mail: cbhushan993@gmail.com

(Received: 18/07/2021; Revised: 15/11/2021; Accepted: 29/11/2021)



An investigation was carried out to evaluate ten varieties of gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii Bolus) viz. Stanza, Ankur, Danna Ellen, Brilliance, Balance, Silvester, Goliath, Dune, Intense, and Rosalin under protected cultivation at the High-Tech nursery, College of Horticulture, Dapoli, Ratnagiri (M.S.) during 2020-21. Among the varieties study, there were highly significant variations observed for flowering parameters. The significantly minimum days to first flower bud emergence (84.76 days), maximum flower stalk length (64.15 cm), flower diameter (99.59 cm), length of ray floret (4.81 cm), number of flowers per plant (22.00), flowers yield per ha (7.92 lakhs), vase life (9.67 days) and longevity of flowers in the field (11.33 days) were recorded in variety Ankur. The maximum flower disc diameter (2.41 cm) was recorded in a variety of Dune. Flower stalk diameter (5.98 cm), number of petals per flower (85.02) were recorded maximum in a variety Goliath. The maximum width of ray floret (8.96 cm) was observed in variety Balance.

Keywords: Gerbera, flowering parameters, vase life, shelf life, protected cultivation.