AgroScience Today, Volume 5, Issue 6 : 0884-0889
POPULAR ARTICLES

OPEN ACCESS | Published on : 30-Jun-2024

Production Technology of Tuberose

  • Geethalakshmi I
  • Horticultural College and Research Institute for Women, TNAU, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Aruna P
  • Horticultural College and Research Institute for Women, TNAU, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Prabhu M
  • Horticultural College and Research Institute for Women, TNAU, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Jegadeeswari R
  • Horticultural College and Research Institute for Women, TNAU, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Arulmozhiyan R
  • Horticultural College and Research Institute for Women, TNAU, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India.

Abstract

Tuberose flowers are commonly used as a loose flower and extraction of perfumes. It is commercially propagated by bulbs. These bulbs should be treated with GA3 @ 200ppm for early flowering, high yield with good quality flowers. The well drained sandy loam soils with a soil pH of 6.5 - 7.5 is highly suitable for tuberose. The bulb size of 1.5-2.0 cm in diameter is ideal for planting with a spacing of 0.3m x 0.3m. Basal application of FYM @ 25 t, 200 kg N, 400 kg P2O5 and 200 kg K2O per hectare is suggested. Irrigation should be given at once in seven days during summer and once in 10 days during winter seasons. Harvesting of tuberose flowers commences from 80 to 100 days after planting and harvested from July onwards. The flower yield ranges between 15 to 20 t/ha in the first year, 20 and 25 t/ha in the second year and 7.5 to 10 t/ha in the third year.

Keywords

Production Technology, Tuberose

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