Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2016)
Studies on seed development and maturation of Marigold Tagetes erecta L.
Author(s): Bhaskaran M and Ranjeet Kumar Jha
Abstract: Studies were undertaken to assess physiological maturity of seeds in marigold after flower bud initiation. Physiological maturity was assessed by harvesting flower heads after flowering at weekly intervals and were designated as S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6 and S7 representing 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, 35th, 42nd and 49th days after budding. Results revealed that flower heads harvested at 42 days after flower bud initiation were found to exhibit maximum seed filling, higher germination %, higher 100 seed weight, increased dry matter accumulation and enhanced seedling vigour. Moisture content in seeds of flower heads harvested at 42 days after flowering was found to be around 24.96 per cent.
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Bhaskaran M, Ranjeet Kumar Jha. Studies on seed development and maturation of Marigold Tagetes erecta L.. Int J Chem Stud 2016;4(2):110-113.