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Response of Harvesting Time on Yield and Yield Contributing Characters of Garlic (Allium sativum L.)

Department of Vegetable Science, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004 (Haryana) India
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(Received : December 30, 2016; Accepted : February 25, 2017)


An experiment was conducted during 2013-14 at Research Farm of the Department of Vegetable Science, CCS Haryana
Agricultural University, Hisar to study the effect of different times of harvesting on yield contributing characters of garlic (Allium sativum L.). The experiment was laid out in randomized block design using four replications with five treatments, comprising five harvesting times viz., harvesting the garlic crop 150, 157, 164, 171 and 178 days after planting. The treatment, where harvesting was done at 171 days after planting, was found significantly superior and was found statistically at par with the treatment where harvesting was done 164 days after planting in terms of weight (g), polar and equatorial diameter of bulb (cm), neck thickness of bulb as well as clove (mm), number of cloves per bulb, cloves diameter (mm) and length of clove (cm).
Key words :Garlic, Allium sativum L., bulb, clove, harvesting time, yield contributing characters