A SEEDED GARLIC (ALLIUM SATIVA L.)
Plant materials were collected during 1999-2000 in the hills of Darjeeling of West Bengal of North Eastern Himalayas, India. In that collection a plant type of garlic was collected that had the potentiality of true seed production along with other economic attributes. The genotype produces very large sized cloves, without any clove-lets, weigh up to 102 g, when planted at 10×10 cm, produces spikes that bear a large number of florets (more than 750 florets per umbel) which can produce true seeds. It also produces a large number of hard coated outer clove-lets, either from the base of the main cloves or from the fibrous roots. Seedlings can be raised from the outer clove-lets and the yield of the plants raised from such outer clove-lets is comparable to that of the seedlings raised from the main cloves. The paper describes the economic characters of the plant type along with their photographs for their use in a crop improvement programme.
Saha, B.C., Dipak Sharad, A. and Barman, R. (2011). A SEEDED GARLIC (ALLIUM SATIVA L.). Acta Hortic. 918, 483-490
seeds, outer clove-lets