Effect of colchicine and corm weight on daughter corm formation in saffron (Crocus sativus L.)
Study confirmed strong influence of initial corm weight on daughter corm production. Corms weighing 15 g produced maximum number of daughter corms attributed to more biomass accumulation. Similar significant impact on production of maximum proportion of flowering corms was observed up to 8 g category and thus confirming their utility in saffron farming system. Lighter corms weighing less than 6 g recorded production of only non-flowering corms. Under 10 g corm weight category colchicine treatment at 0.25% resulted in maximum number of flowering daughter corms by making saffron plants photosynthetic efficient. However higher concentration was observed to be detrimental on plant survival.
Ali, G., Nehvi, F.A., Arshid, A., Naseer, S., Nagoo, S.A., Dar, N.A. and Iqbal, A.M. (2018). Effect of colchicine and corm weight on daughter corm formation in saffron (Crocus sativus L.). Acta Hortic. 1200, 153-158
corm weight, colchicine, daughter corm production, saffron