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|Title: ||New Promising Hybrid Of Tuberose For Loose Flowers|
|Authors: ||Meenakshi, Srinivas|
|Keywords: ||Tube rose|
|Issue Date: ||2009|
|Citation: ||Meenakshi Srinivas and T. Janakiram 2009. New promising hybrid of tuberose for loose flowers. International Conference on Horticulture for Livelihood Security and Economic Growth, Bangalore, November 9-12.|
|Abstract: ||Tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa L) is extensively cultivated in India for loose and cut flowers. The highly fragrant flowers of single types are the source of concrete – a high value perfumers' raw material. Genetic diversity in this crop is meager and there were no improved varieties of economic value until the hybrids 'Shringar', 'Suvasini', 'Prajwal' and 'Vaibhav' were released by the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (IIHR), Bangalore. Genetic amelioration of this crop is being continued at IIHR. Several hybrids were raised and evaluated for qualitative and quantitative traits. A performance trial of elite selected lines with cultivar Prajwal as check was conducted for four consecutive years. Hybrid-1 consistently exhibited superior performance and recorded higher loose flower yield compared to check by virtue of increased number of spikes. Additionally, the new hybrid has an extended blooming period during which the other varieties enter a period of dormancy. The hybrid is being multiplied for its release and further dissemination.|
|Appears in Collections:||Ornamental Crops|
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