Reshma Negi, S. R. Dhiman, Y.C. Gupta
Abstract: An experiment was conducted to see the growth and flowering of newly evolved genotype of chrysanthemum (Dendranthema grandiflora Tzvelev) for cut flower production at the experimental farm of Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan, Himachal Pradesh during 2017 and 2018 on nineteen genotypes including Ajay as standard check. Among different genotype, maximum plant height was recorded of UHFSChr117 (114.67cm) followed by UHFSChr115 (114.33cm). The number of stems per plants was observed maximum in UHFSChr115, (6.62). The genotype, UHFSChr111 took minimum number of days for visible flower bud formation (97.40 days).The earlier flowering was observed in genotypeUHFSChr129 (142.97 days). The largest flowers were found in genotypes, UHFSChr124 (10.15cm). The maximum number of flowers per plant were observed in genotype UHFSChr117 (414.50) followed by UHFSChr128 (384.83) and UHFSChr132 (380.00) where as minimum number of flowers were observed in genotype UHFSChr124 (29.33).
Keywords: Chrysanthemum, Standard Check, Cut flower, Bud formation, Flower Production