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Effect of Harvesting at Different Heights on Growth and Flower Yield ofCarnation (Dianthus caryophyllus L.) in Second Season Crop

R Chandra Sekhar1Ashwini Kasturi2*A Manohar Rao2S Narender Reddy2
1Department of Horticulture, College of Horticulture, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-30, Andhra Pradesh, India
2Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, College of Horticulture, Dr. Y.S.R Horticultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030, Andhra Pradesh, India
Corresponding Author : Ashwini kasturi
Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture
College of Horticulture
Dr. Y.S.R Horticultural University
Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030
Andhra Pradesh, India
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Received May 01, 2013; Accepted November 29, 2013; Published December 05, 2013
Citation: Chandra Sekhar R, Kasturi A, Manohar Rao A, Narender Reddy S (2013) Effect of Harvesting at Different Heights on Growth and Flower Yield of Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus L.) in Second Season Crop. J Horticulture 1:101. doi:10.4172/2376-0354.1000101
Copyright: © 2013 Chandra Sekhar R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

The present study was under taken in a commercial floriculture farm under protected cultivation with three cultivarsof carnation during July 2010 to February 2011. The experiment was laid out in randomized block design with factorialconcept. Harvesting of carnation flower stalk at 10 cm height from the ground level recorded minimum number of days to sprouting of buds than other harvesting heights i.e., 5, 15 and 20 cm height. Days to first flower bud appearance, color break stage and days to harvest was also minimum with harvesting at 10 cm height in cultivars Domingo, Dover and Keiro. And the length of lateral, length of flower stalk and flower, diameter of flower stalk and flower, number of flower stalks per plant, fresh flower weight and vase life was maximum with harvesting 10 cm height than other harvesting heights in cultivar Domingo.

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