Vol. 6, Issue 1 (2018)
Varietal assessment and variability study of gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii Bolus.) in controlled condition
Author(s): GS Mangroliya, RR Viradia, AB Hirani and HJ Senjaliya
Abstract: The field investigation was laid out in Surastra condition to evaluate of eight varieties of gerbera viz., 1314, Pertired, Alcochete, Petitamarel, Setubal, Caiman, Helena and 1133. In this experiment variability was assessed on the morphological and different pigment content. The observations on growth, flowering and yield characters were recorded as morphological markers and analyzed separately. Among the morphological characters, vigorous growth in terms of leaf area and plant height were obtained significantly superior in variety Pertired (V2). Variety Pertired (V2) also formed maximum number suckers per plant. With respect to flowering characters, earliness in flower bud initiation was registered in variety Pertired (V2). Consequently the flower quality in respect of flower diameter and number of petals per flower were significantly higher in variety Pertired (V2). However, significantly maximum A – grade quality flowers were recorded in variety Pertired (V2) while variety Helena (V7) produced highest flowers with respect to B – grade. Setubal (V5) produced maximum flowers of C – grade. D – Grade flowers were obtained significantly maximum in variety Petitamarel (V4). Significantly highest yield per plant per year was obtained in variety Pertired (V2) which was followed by variety 1314 (V1). Superiority with respect to shelf life and vase life were found significantly maximum in variety Pertired (V2) which was statistically at par with variety 1314 (V1). With respect to flower color variety Pertired (V2) was observed significantly strongest flower color. Acording to the pigment analysis variety Caiman (V6) was highest in total flavonoid content, while variety Setubal (V5) was highest in total anthocyanins content.
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GS Mangroliya, RR Viradia, AB Hirani, HJ Senjaliya. Varietal assessment and variability study of gerbera (Gerbera jamesonii Bolus.) in controlled condition. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(1):1240-1244.