Varietal evaluation of tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa L.) for growth and yield characters

P.M. Hasna, A.V. Meera Manjusha


Tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa L.) is one of the most popular tropical ornamental bulbous flowering plant grown on a commercial scale throughout different states of India. An experiment was carried out at the department of Floriculture and Landscaping, College of Agriculture, Padannakkad, Kasaragod to evaluate tuberose varieties for growth and yield characters and to screen varieties for northern Kerala, during 2019- 2020. The experiment was laid out in Randomized block design using ten varieties and three replications. Among the ten genotypes of tuberose, single types viz., Arka Prajwal, Arka Shringar, and Culcutta Single, the semi-double type, Arka Vaibhav and the double types viz., Arka Suvasini and Culcutta Double were found to be superior in terms of growth and flower yield under northern Kerala condition.


Tuberose, Varieties, Yield, Northern Kerala

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